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.
- 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.
- 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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