Demand for cashmere fashion is always high because it's made from a special
kind of wool. A luxurious fiber that creates glorious clothing.
Cashmere is a soft luxury fiber prized for warm, soft, and beautiful
sweaters, scarves, gloves, jackets, hats, etc.
Cashmere originated in the Himalayan regions of Central and Southeast
Asia, but over the centuries the goals producing this type of wool have
spread to various other mountainous regions. The goats thrive in adverse
conditions and they grow thick coats for cold mountain winters. During
the spring season the goats are combed for their downy under-layer of cashmere
fibers. The fibers are soft, lofty, and fine.
What is cashmere?
The name cashmere comes from the word Kashmir which is the region where
its production and trade originated.
Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained
from cashmere goats and other types of goat. Common usage defines the fiber
as wool but is finer and softer, giving its characteristics as compared
to sheep's wool. Some say it is hair, but as seen below, cashmere requires
the removal of hair from the wool.
How to care for cashmere fashion:
Hand washing is often the recommended way to clean cashmere clothing.
Why is cashmere fashion expensive?
Cashmere comes from the soft undercoat of goats bred to produce the wool.
It takes more than two goats to make a single two-ply sweater. The fibers
of the warming undercoat must be separated from a coarser protective top
coat during the spring molting season, a labor-intensive process that typically
involves combing and sorting the hair by hand. Cashmere is more expensive
and sought after has to do with the quality of the fiber. Namely, clothes
made from cashmere are up to 8 times warmer than clothes made from sheep
wool, despite being a lot lighter in weight.
The following are clothes categories of possible interest.
Women's Cashmere Moc Turtleneck
Women's Cashmere Turtleneck Sweaters
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benefits of wool in fashion.
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