Thursday, June 30, 2011


Cashmere Rules Everything Around Me. Not quite. I just saw it apt to title this post as above because I wanted to write a little about cashmere. At first sight, even looking at the above image, one can tell that cashmere is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill fabric. It is aesthetically pleasing and soft to the touch. Not even silk, virgin wool, or the most technologically innovattive man-made yarns come close to the texture of the hair from the Kashmir goat. The animal largely found in China, Mongolia and Pakistan, is sheared just once a year. The strands are sorted, and the fluffiest fibres are cleaned spun into yarn.

As with anything , the scarcer the product, the more finances required to acquire it. But even with its hefty proce tag, cashmere is attractive and addictive. Therefore you can start small; with cashmere/ cotton blend socks and cashmere blend skullies. Mittens and scarves form the middle order in terms of affordability. The high end/ top order is occupied by cashmere blankets and bathrobes, which can set you back a ton. But then a simple touch to the skin and you'll immediately know why this wool's really the G.O.A.T.

PG: Man to man, generation to generation.

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