Cashmere Buying Guide: Not All Cashmere is Created Equal

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Different luxury textiles have come in and out of popularity but cashmere is a mainstay for sweaters and knits as the pinnacle of indulgence. Over the past few years you may have noticed that cashmere products have lowered in price and you can find sweaters retailing as low as $50. However you must be weary that it’s not actually the price point of cashmere that has lowered based on supply and demand, but rather an increase in variety of quality in cashmere. In fact, cashmere is what it is because it comes from a very specific donor. That donor is the fur of the under belly of Mongolian goats. Not only that, but it takes 1 goat 4 years to grow enough fur to create 1 sweater. Unless there’s been mass breedings of Mongolian goats that I didn’t know about, the likely truth is that manufacturers are getting more creative…

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