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Luxury Natural Fibre, Cashmere

Cashmere is one of the most luxurious natural fibres in the world and is sourced from the undercoat of Chinese and Mongolian goats.

There are approximately 252 million merino sheep in the world in comparison to approximately 150 million cashmere goats, so supply and demand indicates why cashmere is more expensive than merino wool. Alongside that fact is the issue that when a cashmere goat is clipped it provides half the amount of fibres that a merino sheep provides when they are clipped. Hence, increasing the demand for this rare luxury fibre cashmere.

Each season we use this luxury yarn to create quality designed cashmere knitwear and jumpers. We work with different weights of cashmere depending on the season and look of the style. 

We like to use lightweight, barely there cashmere for our spring summer collections when a cashmere jumper comes into it’s own, the piece you throw on to travel in and for those cool yet sunny days. In winter we tend to use heavier weights of cashmere so that you can feel cosy, comfortable and stylish in your cashmere piece. Cashmere is a natural luxury fibre and so means we are required to look after our cashmere knitwear pieces a little more than some clothes that are not made from such a fine luxury fibre.

luxury cashmere knitwear

luxury cashmere knitwear

Our simple guide to caring for your Cashmere Knitwear

Cashmere is one of the finest natural fibres in the world; it requires some extra special care and attention. To help you care for your cashmere here is some top tips.

Cashmere Washing Care

Cashmere knitwear can be hand washed or dry cleaned, we prefer to hand wash ours to keep it super soft. Soak in lukewarm water using a mild wool detergent. Squeeze suds gently through the fabric – do not rub, wring or stretch the garment.

Rinse carefully in clean lukewarm water. Gently squeeze out excess water, this helps prevent the garment from stretching. You can pop it on the washing machine on a short, light spin.

Smooth the garment back into its original shape and dry flat away from direct heat. Do not tumble dry. When dry, press lightly with a cool iron.

Pilling

After wearing your new cashmere garment for the first few times you might find small balls of fibre forming on the surface. These small balls or “pills” are caused by some of the loose fibre tangling together as areas of your garment are rubbed during wear.

Pilling is no a sign of inferior quality, purely a consequence of spinning of this fine fibre. Pills can be easily removed by using a cashmere comb to help keep your cashmere looking new. Simply lay your cashmere garment flat on a surface and comb the garment with the cashmere comb to remove the pills.

Enjoy your cashmere jumpers

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