Saturday, November 21, 2020

Cashmere shirt

Cashmere shirt  

Cashmere is a fiber obtained from the Cashmere breed of goats. Is a soft wool fiber with a fine texture is strong enough to be carried on for decades. The word is derived from an old spelling of the state of Kashmir, India.

Origin and History

The traces of Cashmere goes back to the time when Mughals ruled India, discovered between the 3rd century BC to 11th century AD. However, as per several historical findings, it was in the 15th century that Cashmere was brought into its real form and the fiber was given its true worth by the ruler of Kashmir Zayn-ul-Abidin, as he also brought into the picture some distinguished weavers of Turkestan.

Style & Attire

Cashmere has taken the disguise of many fashion trends and styles. In today’s scenario, one can find the essence of this fiber in the form of overcoats, sweaters, vests, skirts, suits, leggings, dresses, as well as many Indian outfits. Cashmere is also given the latest essence in the guise of leather, suede as well as different kinds of natural textures which suit the needs and preferences of the growing ‘stylish population’.


This fabric, which once gained popularity with various manifestations in the form of woolen clothing, has now spread to varieties of its kind in the form of Vicuna Cashmere and textures like silk and suede. These materials of lighter weight have grown in demand. Hence, their varieties are selling immensely in countries like Australia, Iraq, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Iran, amongst others.


Cashmere’s light and royal colors are sober as well as elegant, making it perfect for ceremonial occasions and formal meetings.


It is recommended to wash Cashmere in lukewarm water, as its fiber is very delicate and smooth.

Interesting Facts and Comparisons

Pashmina fabric always been the competitor to Cashmere. However, the Cashmere fabric proved to be the winner crediting to its extra comfort and softness as well as in comparatively lower pricing.

Cashmere is also extracted from goat kids, which is never sold in bulk and kept limited.

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