Cashmere is easily my favorite winter fabric. It’s warm, it’s soft and it’s a luxurious go-to when temperatures get below 50 degrees to me. To me, it’s the equivalent of a white t-shirt for fall and winter. If I don’t know what to wear, I start with a cashmere sweater as my base and go from there. Cashmere jumpers, though often much warmer than regular wool or cotton jumpers, are not much thicker than a shirt. It's so comfortable, and give me a lovely cosy feel.
Here are some information and a few ideas I got about cashmere. It will help you know more about your luxurious cashmere garments.
Cashmere wool comes from goats originally from the Inner Mongolia, China and other areas in North of China. About 70 percent of the world's output is from China
The finest under-hair is used for high-quality cashmere garments. It comes from the fluffy undercoat of cashmere goats.
The annual production of 3-4 goats is required to make one cashmere jumper.
No animals are harmed when harvesting the cashmere – it’s like a haircut. Processing of the cashmere is done mainly by hand-combing.
Longer and finer hairs are signs of higher quality.
Washing cashmere garments takes extra effort, but often airing them for 24 hours is enough to remove any odour, so they don’t need to be washed every time they are worn.