Many people who have recently become a model are always looking to tap in to the newest fashion trends. With recycling being one of the biggest public service announcements put out there it's only natural to find ways to use recycled versions of old fabrics in the clothes you wear everyday.

What is cashmere?

Cashmere is considered one of the most eco-friendly clothing materials alongside silk and wool. It is a fine, soft material similar to wool but is significantly warmer than tradition sheep's wool. Mongolia produces some of the finest cashmere in the world. The material is taken from the very inner part of the coat of the Kashmir goat making it the warmest of all materials.

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How can recycled cashmere be fashionable?

Instead of throwing away your old cashmere sweaters, use your creativity and re-use the cashmere material to make fashionable items that will spice up your wardrobe and keep you in the loop of the fashion industry. There are many ways to use an old cashmere sweater. You can simply pull it apart at the seams and re-patch it together to make a blanket or even an attractive accent piece such as a scarf or shoulder shrug. You can also unravel it completely and make something completely new out of the yarn. One thing to keep in mind is that the fabric is very delicate and must be handled with care.

If you are staying on top of what's in fashion after you become a model then you will know how to use old cashmere clothing. Two of the hotter fashion trends making its way across most fashion magazines are scarves and, believe it or not, vests. Silk scarves in bold prints have been used as a casual fashion accent to almost any ensemble. Why not add a cashmere scarf to the mix? If you have several old cashmere sweaters and blankets of different colors, prints and shades you can create something extremely unique, fashion forward and indicative of your personality that will be a gorgeous (and warm) accent to just about any outfit.

Sweater vests and over-the-shoulder sweaters that are open in front have also started gracing the runway for both men and women. Cashmere isn't silk by any means of the word although, depending on how its worn, it can look like silk and bring an elegance to any gown or dressy ensemble for that hot L.A. party in the middle of winter. Recycling old cashmere blankets and sweaters to make shoulder shrugs and short, open sweaters that cover your arms will add a gorgeous elegance to any gown.

Before dumping your cashmere clothes and blankets in the donate bin, do some research and find out how cashmere is being used in the fashion industry. You will be amazed at the different types of accents and accessories that recycled cashmere is used for. Once you become a model it is important to stay up-to-date on fashion trends. What better way to make a statement than recycling old cashmere sweaters and blankets and having them made into something red-carpet worthy?