Thursday, January 17, 2013

Why Cashmere?

Why Cashmere?
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Cashmere is a wool that is desired by fashion-conscious men and women because of its fine, strong, feather-light and silky texture. The word "cashmere" is derived from the spelling of Kashmir. It is also sometimes known as Pashmina, a fiber from the fur of a Kashmir goat. Kashmir goats are primarily raised in the high plateaus of Asia, which include China, Mongolia and Tibet, India and China.

Cashmere wool grows very densely on the goats and acts as a protective coat against the harsh winter weather in the high desert climates they inhabit. During the molting season the cashmere is harvested as the Kashmir goats shed their down, or get sheared. The finest cashmere is produced from the underbelly and throat. The longer fibers come from the belly and throat areas where the the wool is especially soft. These fibers can be woven into sweaters, shawls, scarves, blazers, gloves, mufflers capes, dresses, and coats for men and women. It takes one goat four years to produce enough wool to make just one cashmere sweater. The natural colour of cashmere is white, grey and brown, but the wool can easily be dyed into other colours.

Cashmere produces natural light-weight insulation without bulk. The fibers are highly adaptable and can easily be woven into fine or thick yarns, and light to heavy-weight fabrics. A high moisture content allows insulation properties to change with the relative humidity in the air. This makes cashmere wool ideal for wearing in all types of climates.
Wearing a garment made of cashmere will not only make you look good, but will also be comfortable. The quality and feel of cashmere makes you long for more.

Amancara specialises in the production and sale of the highest quality luxury cashmere throws, blankets and mantles, all you need to keep warm during the coldest winter days. 

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