We need to stay cozy and warm during the fall and winter seasons. There will be days when it will be too cold, but you cannot possibly stay indoors all the time. We have to go to work, and there are other commitments as well. Luckily, there are many types of fabrics that can keep us warm and comfortable. Cashmere tops this list. It is lightweight, incredibly soft, delicate, and fabulous to look at. No wonder, there is always a huge demand for cashmere.
Fall and winter are the best times of the year for cashmere. You will find outfits made with cashmere wool at various online and offline stores at this time. But be very careful when you are making the purchase. Some suppliers will blend with some other material to make it cheaper, but naturally, the quality suffers. Plus, you need to also check the shape, ply and stretch.
I personally prefer to always buy cashmere from a reputable store like Tissura. You can look at the luxury cashmere fabric at Tissura here.
I have created a list of things you should look at while buying your cashmere in the fall. This should help you decide.
To know if you are buying the right cashmere, bunch the sweater or the cardigan into a ball, and check if it bounces back to its normal form. There is something definitely wrong if the cardigan wrinkles and doesn’t come back to its original shape. Probably, what you have here is a blend. In other words, it is not 100% original cashmere.
Check the Quality:
Always check the quality before buying, no matter where you are buying it from. The best quality cashmere comes from the hair of goats, which is taken from their belly. A lot of the wool is collected before there is enough quantity to make your jacket or sweater. Naturally, it will be costly, but it is worthy of the extra cost. The best cashmere is durable, so it will last for many years. In the end, you will get your money’s worth. Get help, if you do not know how to check the quality.
Go for Double Ply:
It’s always better to pick two ply, where more than two cashmere threads are used for stitching. This is one of the biggest factors to be considered while purchasing.
When you are buying something natural like cashmere, why go for artificial dye, which are bad for the environment anyway? Cashmere in its natural form is available in cream, brown and gray colors. Any other color and you can be sure that it is the work of a dye. Be natural, stay natural. Go for the original cashmere colors.
The Purity of Cashmere:
You should also check out the blend of the material to be sure of its purity. If you are planning to buy a cashmere sweater, always make sure that it is made of 100% pure cashmere. Avoid a blend with some other material. It won’t ever be as good or comfortable.