How is it made?
The production process begins in spring when the Cashmere goats are ready to moult. Local workers comb the belly hair of the goat, then sort the wool by hand and send these to a dehairing facility to be cleaned and refined. The cleaned fibre is spun into yarn and produced into fabric.
The fabric is ready to be crafted into a luxurious Cashmere knit.
FIBRE OF KINGS
Cashmere dates back as early as 1000 BC, however, it wasn't until the 16th century that the industry took off. Under the reign of Zahir ad-Din Muhammad Babur, the art of cashmere weaving developed so rapidly that around 60,000 workers were employed in the northern province of the Indian Empire to extract the precious cashmere fibre.
Once reserved only for royalty, Cashmere earned the nickname "Fibre of Kings"
Cashmere is combed or sheared from the Cashmere goat during its moulting season, resulting in an exclusive, luxury fabric. The fibres are extremely fine in diameter which is why Cashmere feels so soft. Because the fibre is so fine, the yarn can be spun looser which helps create a plush, luxurious fabric with a silky feel.
It takes between 3-5 goats to knit one average sized sweater.
WARMER THAN MERINO
Cashmere wool provides excellent insulation and is said to be at least 3 times warmer than merino wool. Cashmere fabric is dense with fibres that are 6 times finer than human hair, keeping you warm in extreme weather.
Cashmere will keep you warm and comfortable no matter the weather.
LASTS A LIFETIME
When properly cared for, our Cashmere knitwear will last a lifetime. 100% Cashmere fabric does not stretch or fade so garments can retain their shape for the years to come. Cashmere also gets softer with age.
Cashmere is a timeless fabric and a wonderful investment for your wardrobe.
Cashmere is hygroscopic, meaning the fibres absorb moisture without feeling wet and is inherently breathable. It absorbs and releases water vapour as humidity fluctuates. You can wear it year round without getting too hot or too cold. Cashmere can also be beneficial for sensitive skin types because of its fine diameter.
Cashmere is a fantastic choice for those with sensitive skin.