Why is and What Makes Cashmere the Best?
Cashmere is a wonderful material that is incredibly soft and comfortable both to wear and use to keep warm with things like blankets and scarves. It’s a widely used material that is completely natural and does not normally irritate the skin. It can be a little more expensive than most materials, but it’s long lasting and well worth the extra cost.
What is Cashmere?
It’s important to know what cashmere is before you buy it. It’s the down from goats, which many of them are able to produce. In order to be processed, the fibres must be as fine as possible, and the diameter must not exceed 18.5 microns as a general rule.
The softest cashmere comes from the underbelly and throat, and it can take around three fleeces to create just one sweater. We only use the finest cashmere from goats in Inner Mongolia, and it’s always 100% pure, never mixed. These goats are known for producing some of the best quality fibres in the world.
What Makes Cashmere the Best and Why?
Firstly, it’s incredibly durable and strong. It’s soft, comfortable, and completely natural – something that can be hard to find with so many synthetic materials out there. It produces a natural, light-weight insulation for your body but without the bulk, making it ideal to wear for a number of occasions as well as to use as a blanket when trying to keep warm in the winter. The great thing is, that the way this material works means that while it will keep you warm in the winter, it can also keep you cool in the summer. It’s the perfect material for year-round use as it is both insulated and breathable.
It’s possible to dye without taking away from its softness or durability. It also has a natural stretch to it for flexibility when wearing it or sleeping under a soft cashmere blanket. The wool itself is incredibly adaptable and can be woven into a vast number of styles, which is great for anyone who wants an item made from this brilliant wool. If cared for properly, a cashmere item can last you a lifetime with no issues. The best part is that it actually becomes softer with age and should never pill. Just remember to keep it clean to keep away the moths, and to always dry clean cashmere items, never put them in the washing machine.
Due to its soft feel and durable nature, there are quite a few items made from this amazing fibre. Popular items are things like cardigans and jumpers for formal wear, as well as soft and warm scarves for the winter. These look and feel thin and light-weight but they are actually incredibly well insulated, and can even be worn in the summer due to the breathable nature.
We create beautiful blankets and cashmere throws that are sure to leave you feeling enveloped in warmth. Cashmere is the best material for blankets not only because of its natural qualities but also due to its softness and insulating properties. You’ll never be cold again and we really pride ourselves on its fine quality. It may be a little more expensive but it will last a lifetime and save money in the long run.
Head on over to our Cashmere products to take a look.