All these years, you’ve been thanking Grandma for your holiday cashmere sweater – when you really should be thanking the Kashmir goat. Here’s why.



  1. Due to the extreme range of hot-to-cold temperatures in the Himalayas, the undercoat of the Kashmir goat provides insulation and breathability that is thirty percent lighter than sheep’s wool and eight times warmer.
  2. Demand is high, of course. Supply? Not so much. Once the fibers are sheared, they must be cleaned and sorted – by hand. And to create a single (read: one) sweater takes the coats of two to three goats.

Our Wrap Up in Warmth: Cashmere Throws & More Boutique opened Monday, November 4, at 11AM ET.

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November 4, 2013