Cashmere.com was established with the knowledge that was gained through many years in the cashmere industry. The idea was to create a network with the best quality products for the best price. With an ever-expanding customer base we are determined to continue developing our service and website to provide the best luxury shopping experience possible.
We love everything cashmere and have recently started our blog, showcasing the latest developments in the world of cashmere, tips on how to care for your clothing, who is wearing it and when we are having a sale.
Cashmere.com has been around sometime but since launching our brand new website in 2011 we have established ourselves as a trustworthy competitor to the high end shopping industry. We value our customers and know that their time is a luxury so we have made our site as simple as possible to make our customer’s shopping experience as easy as possible.
As many of our pieces are bought as gifts, all of our items are packaged and posted with the utmost care to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition. We aim to cater to every corner of the globe and have an international shipping team who provide a first class service with high end products to give you a complete online shopping experience. We ensure that any product sent by any supplier corresponds to the terms and conditions that are set within our site. Every single product on cashmere.com is handpicked by our specialist team to ensure that only the best is offered to our customers; we focus on quality not volume and therefore eliminate the lower end products.
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History of cashmere
As the autumnal weather starts to set in, many will be scurrying to their wardrobes in search of their scarves and shawls. In pursuing the balance between stylish comfort and warmth, fashion enthusiasts will always rely on cashmere. So what is cashmere, and where does it come from?
Cashmere is manufactured from the wool of the Cashmere goat, sometimes known as the Himalayan mountain goat. To survive the hostile environment of the Himalayas and surrounding plateaus, the cashmere goats develop an incredibly soft inner coat; these fibres are then hand-combed from beneath the chin and underbelly to extract the soft, fine, downy undercoat to be used in the production of cashmere.
Considered a luxury attributable to its scarcity and laborious production process, cashmere came to fashion in Europe in the late 18th century. In fact, Pashminas (a term used to describe cashmere wool as a finished product, such as a shawls or sweaters) became fashionable in France when Napoleon presented his first wife, Empress Joséphine, with a rare shawl.
The designs of cashmere began to adapt to European taste and by the 19th century, Scotland has become a hub for the modern cashmere and weaving industry. Paisley shawls, named after the town of their production, flourished within the borders of Scotland; attributing the soft water to the success in treating the material.
Innovations in weaving technology within Scotland (allowing the delicate separation of fibres without damaging the down) led to the creation of new cashmere products, including the production of underwear. In the early 20th century Scottish cashmere began to blossom in popular culture, highly fashionable items were produced by designers such as Coco Chanel and Jean Patou .
Cashmere’s longevity and luxury status has secured its place as a timeless classic, and its adaptability mean that it’s a must-have for fashion lovers – all year round.
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