If you have ever taken a Cashmere stole in between your palms, you would know what we are talking about here. Cashmere is wool that can be derived only from a particular species of goat, the Cashmere goat, found in the Kashmir valley of India. The name ‘Cashmere’ is derived from the old spelling of ‘Kashmir’.
Cashmere is a luxurious fabric, fit for the royals. It is renowned for being extremely soft and warm. And to maintain its softness, washing cashmere is a delicate issue.
Cashmere is best washed in the softest of waters. Any kind of harsh chemicals in the water can prove to be detrimental to cashmere.
Cashmere processing and dying also involves extremely high technology and care. That is probably why the finished product looks so graceful on anyone.
For being made with so much care, cashmere lasts a lifetime. No wonder that it is called the Rolls Royce of fiber.