Cashmere is 8 times warmer than wool. To better understand this, imagine the original purpose of growing cashmere: to keep goats that can’t get enough food in the harsh winter to maintain their body temperature in an environment of minus 34 degrees.
Even though cashmere is 8 times warmer than wool, what is even more amazing is that cashmere is 33% lighter than wool. Cashmere keeps you warm without much weight.
Cashmere is the softest animal fiber money can buy. Micron fineness is a measure of the diameter of cashmere fibers (1 mm = 1000 microns). The lower the micron size, the softer the cashmere. The micron fineness of high-quality cashmere will not exceed 16, and the top quality is less than 15 microns. For comparison, the fineness of human hair is 75 microns, and the best wool is 18 microns. Cashmere feels wonderful to the skin. Even the most sensitive skin, even babies, is very comfortable to wear close to the skin.
Durable? Every day I hear people say that cashmere loves pilling and is easy to deform, which is unreliable. But in fact, real cashmere is very durable, and if properly cared for, it will last a lifetime without a problem. But poor-quality cashmere products contain too much short piles and are prone to pilling. In order to reduce pilling, the most important thing is to choose the high-quality cashmere with the best length and the correct sorting, only in this way can you have both softness and anti-pilling.
Undyed cashmere colors range from snow white to chocolate and taupe in decreasing levels. White is the most valuable for its superior softness and wider dyeing range.
Cashmere is affected by dyes almost the same as human hair, just look at the hair quality of people who often dye their hair. More dye will result in a slightly rougher feel to cashmere. Therefore, people who really understand the value of cashmere will not choose too dark colors such as black, dark gray, and navy blue.
Post time: Aug-17-2023