Because a cashmere jumper is a dynamic and resourceful garment. A loyal friend who comfortably embraces us while we are busy living our lives or doing what we love.
Cashmere is easy to wear – an effortless wardrobe essential that offers a set of complex features.
So convenient and yet so stylish.
There are many other contrasting facts about cashmere, which confirms how fascinating this material is:
our cashmere softens over time
This comparison proves that a top quality A grade cashmere jumper will only improve its softness over time.
We tend to think that the softer the cashmere garment feels in the store, the higher is the quality.
Cheaper cashmere brands are aware of this perception, so they subject their goods to undergo a more severe washing during the manufacturing process, which causes a premature end of the knit’s lifespan.
What’s more, a brand new cashmere jumper presenting over fuzziness can also imply that shorter or a mix between long and shorter fibres was used in its construction.
This is the reason why we sometimes we find low-quality cashmere that feels exceptionally soft when we go shopping. Maybe even softer than legitimate grade A products.
When you shop your cashmere knitwear with us, it will look like the jumper 2 in the photo above.
Jumper 1 was worn 14 times during a 4 week period; with a 1-day gap between each usage. We then de-pilled and washed it (following step by step the laundering instructions available in our ‘Cashmere Care Guide’), and took a photo side by side with jumper 2.
Comparing the shadows of each jumper (perhaps an easier way to differentiate both knits as it’s hard to depict softness on photo), we noticed that fibres on jumper 1 are fluffed out, resulting in a softer touch than jumper 2.
This proves that a top quality A grade cashmere jumper will only improve its softness over the time.
It will age significantly better than over-washed treated garments made out of lower quality grades and material blended yarns. Not to mention that it will last way longer too!
- Goat’s hair mentions in the Bible: “All the women whose hearts stirred them to use their skill spun the goats’ hair.” (Exodus 35:26); “You shall also make curtains of goats’ hair for a tent over the tabernacle; eleven curtains shall you make.” (Exodus 26:7). See also 1 Samuel 19:13
- Somehow cashmere fibre stops insulating our body after detecting sweat. Then it takes on the task of absorbing it. Quickly, the perspiration evaporates into the air keeping us dry, while avoiding odour to spread. The insulating action resumes once there is no more moisture. This mechanism explains why a cashmere sweater is warm during the cold winter as well as practical in summer.