Cashmere

We love cashmere

A soft and versatile material, a pleasant cuddle on the skin that protects your body from high and low temperatures thanks to its thermoregulation capacity.

It's soft and protects from heat and cold: it's cashmere.

Discover the origin and quality of the fiber that we use to produce sweaters and accessories.

The sweaters and accessories in our e-Commerce are mostly in 100% *Cashmere.
Let's find out more about this material.

Cashmere is a textile fiber that comes from the hair of the Capra Hircus, the domestic goat, raised in Iran, Mongolia, Tibet, Afghanistan and also in the Kashmir area, from which the name derives.

In these areas the climate is very cold and the goat has had to adapt to bear the harsh winters, when the temperature even drops to 30° below zero, but also the scorching summers.
Its body is covered by a coarser and rougher surface layer, called giarre, and by a very dense and very soft insulating undercoat, called duvet, characterized by thermoregulatory properties. And it is precisely from the duvet that cashmere is produced.

During the moulting of the hair, in spring, the shepherds collect this hair through a manual combing that is absolutely harmless for the animal. But why is cashmere so precious and valuable? In addition to its characteristics, you should know that only 200 grams of hair are harvested from a goat: a rather small quantity which determines its value and cost.

The characteristics of Cashmere

A cuddle on your skin: soft and fluffy, it does not cause irritation and annoying itching

It is suitable both in winter and in summer because thanks to thermoregulation it keeps the body temperature constant

It absorbs humidity and perspiration: we already told you that it's perfect even in summer, right?

It does not attract dust or electromagnetic fields: electric hair, goodbye!

It must be used with care: never wear your cashmere sweater for more than 1 day in a row. Read our advice on cashmere care to find out more!

How to recognize real cashmere?

Recognizing true cashmere isn't easy, but we want to give you some useful tips to make your own assessment.

First of all, take a look at the label stitched on the back of the garment, where you can read the composition and maintenance advice.

Other important factors to evaluate are the length, fineness and color of the fibers: the longer and finer they are,  the better the quality and the ability to keep their properties intact after the washing. Also pay attention to the number of threads with which a garment is produced.

In our e-Commerce you will find some garments woven with 2 threads and other fabrics with 4 threads: the former are lighter of the latter and are better than those with a single thread, because the twist of 2 twisted ends compensates for the twist of the simple yarn.