This magic word cashmere sounds to us so temptingly exciting when you recall this gentle, light, unrealistically soft and at the same time very warm sweater that warms you even in fierce frosts. It is woven from the finest threads of twill weave, which are several times thinner than a human hair.

The origin of the word "cashmere" is associated with a paradise in the land of Kashmir Valley, the traditional place of its production, which has a thousand-year history.

Yarn for cashmere products is woven in handmade work from the undercoat (fluff) of a particular breed Himalayan goats. The fluff is combed with special crests also in handmade technique once a year during moulting. One animal gives only 150 grams of fluff.

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And the production of one such cashmere sweater requires up to 1 kg. This explains the high cost of products from this wonderful yarn. A unique properties of cashmere are caused by the extreme sharply continental climate of high mountain regions, thanks to which goats grow a wonderful undercoat - fluff.

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The History of the popularity of cashmere products

For the first time Europe learned about cashmere in 18th century. Napoleon Bonaparte brought to his beloved woman the Empress Josephine an indian shawl. She was so impressed by the present, that ordered the whole collection of remarkable thing shawls from this yarn.

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indian shawl

The real popularity came to cashmere in 30-s. In 1937 the actress Lana Turner in the film “They will never forget” shown up on the screens in cashmere sweater. Since that time cashmere “twin set” (pullover and cardigan) started to be on top of popularity.

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In 40-s of the 20th Century cashmere started to be decorated with paillettes, beads, lace, embroidery and fur. Dresses, cardigans, cashmere sweaters became part of the evening fashion. But in 60-s boom on synthetic fibers forced out natural yarn...Only half of the century has passed and the superiority of noble cashmere was highly estimated, time set everything on its place and organic fabric appreciated