Cashmere Edit

Cashmere

The quintessential luxury fabric

Cashmere is an incredibly fine wool that takes its name from the Kashmir region of northern India. It is obtained from the goats that graze in the extreme climate of the Himalayas, Tibet and the Gobi Desert, which straddles China and Mongolia.

Unlike traditional wool, cashmere comes from the soft, glossy hair of these goats. Having survived the freezing winter temperatures, the goats are shorn each spring - during the moulting season - by the region's shepherds using a painstaking traditional process.

This wool has very fine natural fibres that, once spun and woven, form an extremely soft, warm, light fabric. It is this ability to provide maximum warmth with minimum weight that makes cashmere so precious.

Benefits of cashmere

Insulating properties

It has a much greater insulating capacity than traditional wool. It is warm and retains body heat, without making the wearer overheat.

Soft and light

With their small diameter, the thin fibres make cashmere the lightest, softest kind of wool. It doesn’t itch and is therefore very pleasant to wear.

Durability

If correctly looked after, it can last for many years and can even be passed down through the generations. It does not stretch and retains its shape very well.




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