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CASHMERE: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A GUIDE TO OUR LUXURY SCOTTISH CASHMERE FOR MEN

CASHMERE USEFUL INFORMATION

'Confidence is required before investing in luxury goods and the key to confidence is knowledge'.

Below you will find the answers to many of the questions which arise on the subject of Cashmere.

However, please do not hesitate to contact us if you require the answer to any question on Cashmere which is not featured below.

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COMMON CASHMERE QUESTIONS

WHAT IS PLY?

'Ply' is a strand of yarn and will generally feature as part of a term which best describes the weight of a garment, most commonly with the numbers one, two or four.

A one ply garment is knitted using a single strand of yarn and will more than likely be light in weight. Garments knitted using multiple ply will be more balanced and the result will be a robust and altogether heavier garment.

WHAT DOES GAUGE MEAN?

Gauge indicates how many stitches are used per square inch in the knitting process and is the most effective way to understand the weight of a garment.

WHY IS CASHMERE SO SOFT?

There are two factors which affect the handle of Cashmere:

The first being that the softest hairs collected from the undercoat are pure white; as the hairs become gradually darker they also become more coarse.

The white hairs are used as a preference to produce lighter coloured garments and so it would follow that a pure white Cashmere sweater should feel the softest.

The slightly darker hairs are used to produce coloured garments as they can easily be dyed a variety of different shades.

The second factor is a result of the dyeing process; darker colours are subjected to a more concentrated dyeing process which affects the fibres and can result in a darker coloured garment possibly feeling a little coarser when compared to a lighter colour.