Must know about cashmere before buying
Cashmere is divided into white cashmere, green cashmere, and purple cashmere. Today I will make a simple distinction and introduction with you.
Before judging whether white velvet, green velvet, or purple velvet is better, we must first clearly distinguish the core indicators that distinguish cashmere from good or bad.
- Fiber diameter, fiber diameter is the most important indicator of cashmere's handle. Simply put, the thinner the better, and the less, the more expensive.
- Fiber length, this index is directly related to the spinning process and difficulty.
- Fiber elasticity, that is, the degree of fiber curl. The degree of curl is within the specified range. The higher the better, it can reduce heat loss and bulkiness.
- Fiber strength. Fiber strength is an important indicator of the tensile strength of cashmere yarn. Simply put, the higher the strength, the less likely it will be torn and the longer its service life.
On the premise of the above four indicators, judge the quality of cashmere in each color.
1. White velvet
1.1. Judging the fiber diameter, the average diameter of white velvet fibers is lower than that of green velvet and purple velvet, and the thinnest one is the baby sheep produced at about 3 months old. The diameter of the velvet can reach about 13.5um, but the number is very small.
1.2. Judging from the color, white can be dyed in a wide range, but the technical requirements for color fastness and color brightness are high, and the process is difficult. In terms of color fastness and vividness, green velvet and purple velvet may be more choices. Most of the cashmere sweaters sold on the market with prices ranging from 500 to several thousand have a fiber diameter between 14.5 and 15.8.
1.3. The quantity of white velvet is far more than that of green velvet and purple velvet, accounting for 90% of the output
2. Judging from the fiber diameter of green velvet and purple velvet, although they are not as fine as white velvet, they can still reach the average diameter of cashmere used in the market. And because of the natural color advantages, it has greater advantages in a specific color range. For example, green velvet can be dyed into brown, purple velvet, black, etc., and has strong colorfastness without losing the original color. But its output is only 8% and 2% of cashmere output.
So on the topic of which one is better, white velvet, green velvet, or purple velvet, in the case of the same fiber diameter, this is a matter of different opinions.
When you invest in great cashmere products, you are stepping up the longevity and luxury of your wardrobe, by adding items with several unique properties. These garments will keep their quality and shape longer than wool knitwear, therefore earning back your initial investment over the years, and giving you a lower cost per wear.
The only problem with cashmere is that its luxury and softness are addictive. Once you try it, it will be difficult to go back to normal wool.