Congratulations, you just purchased a brand new cashmere sweater! To make sure your investment stays as buttery soft as the day you bought it, you'll want to care for it properly.
Not sure how? Don't stress! In this blog post we'll share what exactly cashmere is, why it's considered so luxurious, and how to care for it properly. Let's go...
What is cashmere?
Cashmere is a natural fiber that has been used for centuries to keep chilly temperatures at bay. It comes from the cashmere goat, which is found across the Himalayas. To deal with the bitter cold temperatures in this region these goats develop two coats of hair: a wiry topcoat and a super soft cashmere undercoat. That second coat is where the magic happens!
Why is cashmere such a luxury?
Cashmere fibers can be collected just once a year! That means the supply is extremely limited. Did you know fibers from approximately four adult goats are needed to make just one average-sized sweater?
Plus, the fiber selection process leaves no room for error. Expert handling of the cashmere is needed to avoid mistakes such over-processing or chemical damage.
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How do I best care for my cashmere sweater?
Instructions vary for each sweater, so be sure to always read the care tags carefully. Here are some general rules to keep in mind...