Cashmere Wool – the Finest Nature Has to Offer
Cashmere is one of the finest and most valuable natural fibers there is. It is made from the wool of the cashmere goat. To protect themselves against the cold temperatures in their natural habitat of the Himalayas, the goats have developed a particularly fine, soft and thick under-layer of wool that keeps them warm in the extreme cold.
The wool is often turned into cashmere sweaters, scarves or socks, which are particularly popular during the cold season. Cashmere wool caresses the skin with its soft, light fibers and offers a luxurious feel.
How Do You Get Cashmere Wool?
The goats shed some of this soft wool in spring, when the air gets a little warmer. At this point, the valuable wool can be extracted from the under-layer by combing. Each goat provides only 100 to 150 grams of wool per year, which is why cashmere is one of the most valuable natural fibers there is.
The name of the wool is derived from the Indian region of the same name. In Roman times, the region was the top supplier of this valuable natural yarn. Now most cashmere wool comes from China, Mongolia, Iran, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.
Enjoy the Many and Various Benefits the Wool Has to Offer
Dampness, dirt, odors – cashmere gets rid of anything we don’t need and provides a pleasant warm environment for wearers. Cashmere goats have to protect themselves in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees, so the fibers are very long and hold six times as much heat as sheep’s wool. Dampness and odors, on the other hand, are removed.
Although cashmere fibers are very fine, they are still resistant to wrinkling and ripping. In fact, one way you can recognize a real cashmere product is that it will not hold any wrinkles. But don’t worry, we will check the wool’s authenticity for you.
Are You Sure It's Cashmere?
Cashmere is such a popular natural product that there are even forgeries around. Not all textiles sold as cashmere actually contain genuine cashmere wool. Since all animal wool has the same structure, it is sometimes difficult to detect forgeries that have incorporated less expensive varieties of wool into the fabric blend.
We perform DNA analyses to ensure that we can guarantee the authenticity of our cashmere wool. Only this allows us to be sure that you are getting what you pay for.
The Best Way to Look After Your Cashmere
Cashmere’s natural self-cleaning effect means that it does not need to be washed after every time it is worn. Air a cashmere product and all odors will be removed, leaving it as good as new.
The product can be washed after being worn for the fourth or fifth time. Wash by hand or use a gentle wool wash program not exceeding 30 degrees. Rather than wringing the cashmere out, simply lay it on a terry towel, gently squeeze, and leave to dry flat. Any bobbles that form over time can be removed using a pilling comb.