Wool is one of the more environmentally-friendly materials in the fashion industry. It is natural, renewable, doesn’t require the killing of animals, and depending on finishing and purity, could be completely biodegradable. And, as Hasnain discovered, it can also be re-manufactured into new, high-quality products.
Every week, Hasnain Lilani sees thousands of kilos of wool garments from around the world enter his warehouse in Pakistan. Sweaters, coats, trousers, dresses or accessories that have been discarded by their owners make their way to the warehouse. Many carry labels from known brands, most are still in good condition and some have never even been worn.
In this interview, Hasnain Lilani invites you to take a look around the impressive warehouse, as he shares how his company is salvaging, sorting and untangling wool for remanufacturing new, high-quality fashion.