What is cashmere?
Cashmere refers to a layer of soft nap grow under long goat hair. It grows since winter when it is cold and gradually shed in spring when it turns warm. Compared with wool and other fibers, it is fine, soft, waxy, light, warm, soft in gloss, elastic, etc. Cashmere is a rare special animal fiber. Subject to geographical restrictions, only a few countries in the world produce cashmere, with an annual output of only14,000 to 15,000 tons. Due to the features of small output (only account for 0.2% of the total animal fiber output in the world), superior quality and high price (priced by gram during transaction), cashmere has been likened to “fiber diamond” and also known as “soft gold”.
China is the world’s largest producer of cashmere. The cashmere production in China accounts for about 70% of the world production and the cashmere quality is the most superior, so to whether domestic of international big-name brands, their raw cashmere materials are mostly from China. In history, CASHMERE region of Asia had ever been a distribution center which exported cashmere to Europe; therefore, cashmere is used to be called CASHMERE in the international community, which makes some people mistakenly believe that high-quality cashmere origin is in the Kashmir region. In fact, it’s not.
Some people believe that sheep also produces cashmere and it is also wrong. Sheep only produces wool while cashmere grows on the goats in plateau and Alpine region only. Even some people call finer wool sheep cashmere or cashmere and it is misleading consumers. The fiber structure and wearing comfort of sheep wool are essentially different with that of cashmere. In fact, only goat cashmere can be named cashmere.
Why cashmere is called "Cashmere" (Cashmere)?
In the 15th and 16th century, inhabitants of Kashmir made cashmere into beautiful shawls by hand. This product was beautiful, generous, soft and smooth, causing the world’s attention and world people named this material with the place name. Therefore, cashmere is called “Cashmere” in the world market.
What are the characteristics of ALXA cashmere sweater?
Adopt high-quality raw material; 2. Cashmere yarn twist is big; 3. Weaving density is big; 4. Good elasticity; 5. Clear lines; 6. Suede is moderate and uniform; 7. Luster is bright and pure; 8. Clothes with the same yarn counts are heavier.
Why ALXA cashmere sweaters have different handfeel?
Generally speaking, dark and light-colored cashmere sweaters feel some different, because the dark use heavy dyes and requirements on pigmentation degree is high while the light-colored is just the reverse.
What’s the measurement criterion of “Pure Cashmere”?
Cashmere is a natural fiber. It is inevitable that there will some other impurities. According to the related state regulations, products with a cashmere fiber content reaching 95% can be labeled as 100% cashmere or pure cashmere.
Why are cashmere sweaters so precious?
Cashmere is a layer of nap most close to the skin of goats. Generally nap on five goats can be woven into a cashmere sweater. Cashmere is priced by gram during transaction, so it is usually named “soft gold” and “fiber diamond”.
Why does pilling appear on cashmere sweaters?
In daily life, people always have a kind of prejudice and believe that if there is pilling on a cashmere sweater, it must be quality problems. It is impossible for a cashmere sweater having no pilling. As we all know, cashmere sweater is characterized by fine fiber and softness. In order to give full play to its advantages, fulling milling is done in processing, mainly with the view of shrinking some fibers in the yarn and covering them on the surface of the cashmere sweater tissue, so as to make it feel soft. If the suede is too small, the handfeel will be very poor; therefore, a layer of nap on the surface of a cashmere sweater is necessary. Like this, as long as other objects contact with and grind with the cashmere sweater, nap on the surface will wind with each other and form balls. Just pull the balls out produced in local place with hand and it will not affect the wearing effect.
What’s a velvet product?
A velvet product is woven with silk and cashmere. It both has the features of silk including bright, pleasing, soft luster, moisture breathable, lightweight, smooth, elastic; as well as the features of cashmere fiber, such as fine, light, flexible and not easy to fade, and is suitable for wearing next to the skin.