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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cashmere

Not to get confused with the suburb of Christchurch, this post is about one of the most luxurious fabrics. Cashmere wool is soft, warm and has a price tag to match its status.

But how much do you know about this beautiful material?

  1. Cashmere gets its name from Kashmir, a small region overlapping India, Pakistan and China. This is the home of cashmere goats!
  2. The wool is combed from the underbellies of these cuties.
  3. Cashmere can only be collected in spring, the season of molting. This small window frame makes the wool quite rare, and adds numbers to the price tag.
  4. It takes between 3-5 goats to knit up one average sized sweater!
  5. Socks were the first cashmere product. Ali Hamadani, a Persian sufi, gifted a pair to the king of Kashmir in the 14th century.
  6. Its fibers provide excellent insulation. In fact, it’s said that cashmere is 3 times more insulating than sheep’s wool.
  7. The fibers are 6 times finer than human hair, but the fabric is dense, keeping people warm in extreme weathers.
  8. Cashmere doesn’t stretch or fade. If taken care of properly, it’ll retain its shape for a lifetime.
  9. China is currently the largest supplier of cashmere.
  10. Cashmere should only be hand washed. Only send it to your local dry cleaner if there’s a stain.

These are just a few facts about cashmere. At Laundromap, cashmere is included in our $15 Light Knitwear deal! Download our free app today and see how easy it is.

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