MONSAI are the "bonsai" of Malo, beanies made with threads of revaluated cashmere.
The namem comes from the intertwining of two words: Malo and the name of the bonsai trees, typical of Japanese culture that, well cared for, remain small and are naturally different from each other.
According to the Japanese culture, the art of bonsai and more generally of Zen gardens, are "places of the soul", or places with natural elements to care for and love. And just as in Japanese gardens the soul takes on an important meaning, even for these beanies the soul is the key element.
The threads close to the core of the cone, the classic cone used in textile production, which would normally be discarded, are instead collected, processed and enhanced with patience and care by the hands of the workers, giving life to the "bonsai" Malo.
Malo expresses with her MONSAI her own soul and essence, underlining her values. These soft beanies are in fact born from the desire to use cashmere up to the last strand of the cone, the one close to its soul, with a view to recovery and sustainability. The revaluation is another key element in the realization of these soft beanies. It is not a matter of recycling or regeneration, which involves the recovery of non-virgin yarns, that is, yarns from old garments and used to create new ones, but it is a real work of valorization, or the use of the best cashmere up to the last thread.
"A distillate of meanings, values and cultures"