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About Cashmere

To withstand the harsh winter climate, goats growing in Inner Mongolia, China, have evolved an inner layer composed of the lightest and highest quality fibers under the relatively long and rough outer layer of coarse hair——Cashmere. When the weather warms up every spring, herders begin to obtain cashmere using meticulous carding techniques that are entirely harmless to animals. About 250 grams of inner down can be collected annually from each animal. After removing the rough outer layer of dirt mixed with it, no more than 100 grams of usable raw material is left. You will need cashmere from approximately five adult goats to make an average-sized sweater. Due to the scarcity of cashmere, the gram determines the price in transactions. Therefore, it is also called "soft gold".

Cashmere hair grade determines the quality of cashmere sweaters.

Grade A: It has a 14.5um width per cashmere hair.

Grade B: It has 15.5um width per cashmere hair.

Grade C: It has 19um width per cashmere hair.

The width of per cashmere hair is 30 um, the lowest quality grade.

How to Wash?

With proper care, cashmere products can easily last ten years and be worn more than 200 times.

It is safest to wash by hand. Fill a sink, tub or basin with warm water, choose a mild detergent or baby shampoo, swirl gently for about 30 seconds, then soak for 30 minutes. Drain the dirty water and rinse with clean, cool water. Press the sweater into a ball and gently remove the moisture. Don't wring it out if you don't want to stretch or break the shape. Lay items flat to dry. Never hang this item as this will stretch the fibers.

How to deal with pilling?

Pilling is a natural phenomenon in cashmere and is usually caused by friction.

• Giving the garment a break between wears gives the fibers time to spring back into place, so there is less risk of pilling when you wear it again.We recommend wearing your cashmere sweater five to six times between washes.

• Washing clothes inside out prevents surface wear from friction

• Use a cashmere comb: This is the tool of choice for pilling on cashmere sweaters. Brush with gentle pressure to remove any pills that are forming.

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