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Know the Basics about Cashmere Blend

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Cashmere blend is attained from cashmere wool which is derived from special cashmere sheep. The word has been attained from Kashmir in India. Cashmere is made out of the fiber from the inner coats of the cashmere goats that helps them to keep warm during the winters and also does not make them really hot during the summers. The quality of this fiber happens to be much finer and tougher as compared to the common wool fiber.

At the time of fleecing these hairs gets mixed up with the outer wool that then gets separated from the finer fibers through a process of combing. China is the leading producer of raw cashmere fiber for cashmere blend. Mongolia comes to a close second place to China follower by certain central Asian countries. Pashmina which is the finest quality cashmere blend is attained from Kashmir well known for its super fine quality. However, the prices of the blend along with the political tension of the place restrict the production of this cashmere blend.

Buying Cashmere – Cashmere is an elite product and it comes with a price of its own. Generally, cashmere garments are quite expensive and hence you must go prepared. Hence at the time of buying cashmere products, there are a couple of factors that you must bear in your mind. Always buy cashmere products that come from a renowned and dependable brand. This will ensure that you are buying a considerable quality for the money that you will be spending.

 Additionally, always go for cashmere products that come in light colors. There are also products that come in bright colors. These also provide a certain amount of quality but at the end of the day, the lighter color products offer finer quality. You must not buy products that have a cloudy and frizzy texture on the top. Always carefully read the tag on the neck of the garments. This will give you an indication of the blend of the fabric quality and you will get the percent of cashmere wool that is present in the garment.

Taking Care Of Cashmere – Buying a good quality cashmere blend is not enough. You must also know how to take care of it. The following are the tips that you can follow to take care of cashmere garments.

·         Do not wash the garments in very harsh detergent. Use baby shampoo to wash the clothes.
·         Do not give it for dry wash as often the solutions and chemicals used in the process can prove to be harmful to your clothes.

·         Never wash cashmere clothes in hot water. This can spoil the fabric.

·         After washing does not hang the cashmere garment on a string. This can destroy the shape of the garment.

·         Store the garments in a proper manner. This is one of the most important aspects that must be catered to for proper maintenance of the garment. Do not stuff cashmere clothes into a small space.

Some of the best cashmere garments and items can come from the closets of your grandparents. Do not shy away from the designs as these cashmere creations are classic and timeless and can be worn anytime.