A cashmere sweater is a must in every girl’s closet. Whether it be summer, fall, winter or spring the luxury of being wrapped in a soft, cozy, chic piece while looking fabulous is the ultimate.
Cashmere isn’t just the finest and warmest yarn, but it is also extremely durable. It originally comes from rare fibers found in goats that reside in Mongolia and China and later is sorted based on quality, thickness, and length. Because these goats typically generate 150 grams of fibers per year, the scarcity of such delicate materials creates for high demand and low product. This imbalance is what makes cashmere so desirable.
When finding your perfect cashmere match it is important to understand how it is made. The number of “ply” is a great way to detect its quality. Ply is known as the number of strands twisted together to create the yarn used to make cashmere garments. There are two standards: a single and, what we always use, double ply. A single ply means that the quality is a smidge less durable and holes might form more quickly, while double ply indicates that the sweater will be more sturdy, softer, and warmer.