5 Reasons to Love cashmere!
The arrival of the new Spring/summer collection from British cashmere brand Cocoa cashmere has got us thinking about our love affair with this, the most luxurious of all yarns and why we continue to invest season after season!
Cashmere mainly comes from goats in inner Mongolia where the temperatures are extreme. The goats grow long, coarse coats but underneath they have fine baby-soft fibres and in the Spring during the "moult" these fibres are combed and turned into the soft yarn we know and love!
1. SUPER-SOFT FIBRE- It's super soft with narrow fibre diameter making it fine and soft to the touch- cashmere also takes on dye well meaning you can achieve these gorgeous, vibrant colourways
Cocoa cashmere- Keren Stripe Pullover £219.00
2. COSY & WARM- It's around 8 times warmer than regular wool pullovers meaning its great for cooler climates but can also be fine and lightweight so the perfect year round layer.
Cocoa cashmere Devyn Pullover- Whisper £275.00
Cashmere is both long lasting (if looked after) and biodegradeable meaning it's a great sustainable product!
Cocoa cashmere Jayde Stripe Pullover- £249.00
4. BETTER WITH AGE-
As a yarn cashmere is extremely durable meaning the fibres can be stretched comfortably and return to normal shape due to their unique fibre make-up.
5. LONG LASTING & EASY TO CARE FOR-
Cashmere if treated well and hand washed will last a lifetime (I certainly have pieces that are over 15 years old and still looking great in my wardrobe).