Luxury cashmere fabric is a precious sort of wool from the undercoat of the Kashmir goat. Created by renowned European brands, it is used for premium dresses, suits, cardigans, coats, sweaters and shawls, all favoured by famous media celebrities.
Cashmere wool fibres are combed off the animal, cleaned and then sorted by length. The finest ones can be around 16 microns in diameter, which is about three times thinner than a human hair. Due to this fact, cashmere fabrics are softer, lighter and smoother compared to traditional sheep's wool.
Cashmere fabric excels in many parameters, whether you compare it with sheep's wool or silk.
Cashmere is extremely lightweight and fine. Its fibres are much thinner than even those of silk, and it makes cashmere fabulously soft. 100% cashmere can be easily pulled through a wedding ring. Still, this fabric is incredibly durable and warm, even comparable with wool and silk on these matters.
Cashmere is hypoallergic and has a range of medical properties. Its fibres contain natural wax that has a beneficial effect on the skin. Not surprisingly, this exclusive fabric is also called "cashmere sapphire".
Luxury cashmere can be given even more softness and tenderness when blended with other noble fibres, such as beaver, mink, chinchilla or vicuña.
No less precious are cashmere blends with silk defined by a lavish sheen. The aficionados of stylish coats and jackets will be delighted by the double faced version of cashmere — the different colours of the face and back sides create an absolutely mesmerizing look.
These exclusive fabrics are generally woven by such iconic French and Italian manufacturers as Dormeuil, Agnona and Luigi Colombo.