Category Archives: Cashmere

How the Hygge is done

If you haven’t heard the term ‘Hygge’ (pronounced ‘Hooga’), then it’s time to discover how to do  Scandinavian style. This word has come to represent true comfort during the coldest, darkest and wettest months of the year. Here are our top tips for revolutionising your Autumn Hygge style, as well as some colour and style advice for finding the perfect blanket for you or your loved ones.

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It’s official. Autumn is nearly here…

With the summer coming to a close and the cold days becoming more frequent, wool becomes the must-have material for everyone. Of course, we see this with scarves and accessories but also with blankets and other products. However, it becomes harder each year to choose something a little different which is why we have some simple ideas for you today!

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The most essential patterns for Autumn/Winter 2016-17

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFashion and home materials in cashmere are especially delicate and charmingly lightweight. This is because of the incredibly fine hair of the cashmere goat from which this fleece is acquired. In spite of its lightweight, cashmere wool is exceptionally warming and feels delicate and cuddly. Fashion and style keep on existing in an exciting force field: from one perspective everything is turning out to be more ordinary and normcore –unisex style pattern described by straightforward, ordinary looking garments – has set up itself generally subtly on a wide front particularly tuned into its name. While on the other, fashion is more enraptured than any time in recent memory with the regular comfortable easygoing look now experiencing a movement towards cutting edge, some of the time formal class with impressive echoes. In the meantime, materials flounder in luxury, outlines are mixed and decorative components have toyed with again making new looks and style affiliations. There are no taboos and even the most compelling material blends and shading accents are permitted.

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Cashmere: History and Origins

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACashmere has always been synonymous with luxury and comfort. Made from the fleece of the cashmere goat found in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Mongolia and China, the earliest documented use of cashmere can be traced back to as early as the 14th century.

To produce enough cashmere for a single scarf, a goat usually needs a year. The long and smooth fibres are combed from underneath the chin and selected based on quality, after which the hairs are cleaned and spun into a filament which can be woven or knitted. Due to the specifics of the cashmere goat’s hair, the cashmere is much thicker, softer and more isothermal than a sheep’s wool. The allure of cashmere has much to do with its origins: the cashmere goats inhabit areas with extreme weather conditions such – in the cold, dry and tough terrains of Mongolia, winters can easily hit temperatures of around 45 degrees below zero. There is a saying that the harder the goat is, the softer the cashmere is.

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How to Take Care of Your Cashmere

Cashmere is one of the most sought after fabrics when it comes to luxurious clothing. The soft feel and gorgeous appearance make it an incredibly attractive product in several different ways. The price tag of cashmere reflects this high quality. When you have spent a sizeable amount of money on a cashmere garment, you will of course want to keep that garment looking as fabulous as it did when you first purchased it. Caring for your cashmere clothing is not as difficult as you might think but it does pay to do so carefully and with a few things in mind.  Continue reading

Alpaca and Cashmere

The words alpaca and cashmere are synonymous with luxury and for good reason. When people are searching for a high-end garment that is going to feel good and keep the wearer warm, then these two fabrics commonly come to mind. Add to that, that alpaca and cashmere are also incredibly lightweight then it’s easy to realise why there’s not many fabrics that can outdo them. Neither of these fabrics should be itchy if you’ve purchased a genuine product. Also, cashmere and alpaca garments will normally cost roughly the same amount for similar item types. Continue reading

Cashmere for Men

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It has become much easier to get your hands on cashmere products in recent years and the price has also become one which is more affordable. For these reasons, and more, cashmere is becoming an increasingly popular choice for fashion conscious males.

When it comes to which cashmere products men buy, the preference seems to settle with sweaters and scarves. A high quality cashmere sweater instantly makes a man look fashionable and it is also a pleasure for him to wear. Scarves are subtler in appearance but still add a touch of class to an outfit. Men who wear cashmere are generally looking to make a statement about themselves. Continue reading

The Cost of Cashmere

Cashmere sweaters are an absolute favourite amongst gift-givers and with their luxurious feel and fine appearance, they are always a gift that is well received. They are particularly great gifts to give at Christmas as they are incredibly warm – often seven times as warm as conventional wool! As per usual, with high quality comes a high price tag, but why is cashmere exceptionally more expensive than other wool products? Continue reading