How to care 4 cashmere

How to Care For Cashmere In The Right Way?

About cashmere and pashmina

The finest down fibre comes from high plateau regions such as Kashmir, Nepal, Inner Mongolia and Tibet, where the high altitude(at elevations of 14,000 feet and above) and cold, harsh conditions enable the goats to grow the finest, longest soft underbelly down, which lies under the coarse outer hair.

It is saying that the harshest weather makes for the best inner fibre (pashm means “inside”). In Indian and Persian, they call these sort of down fibre “pashmina”, and the word “cashmere” is derived from the Kashmir region for the same fibre.

Each goat produces only about 3 ounces or 90 grams of cashmere each year.

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Turtleneck Sweater

Cashmere Turtleneck Sweaters for Men & Women

Cashmere turtleneck clothes are not as easy to choose as you may think.

There are turtleneck clothes that make us look short or make our face look chubby.

So how do you make sure that you choose the one that suits you?

Buy a cashmere turtleneck sweater!

How is it different from other turtleneck clothes?

If you’ve ever seen and/or felt a cashmere sweater, then you certainly remember how different it was from the regular woolly sweaters. Continue reading

Devon Woolies Cashmere

Cashmere Yarn and Knitting Wool – That’s How Magic Starts

There are many beautiful things that you can do with a cashmere yarn: you can knit a colorful cashmere sweater for your mother, a woolly hat for your kid, a scarf for your husband or a pair of nice, warm gloves for yourself.

More to that, you can use a cashmere knitting yarn for decorating clothes, pillow and blanket cases or the accessories that went out of style: hats, shawls, gloves, pashminas that need a little refreshing.

There are not many people who still knit their own clothes. Most people just go shopping and choose what they like or what they afford from the models available on the market.

What these people are missing is the freedom to make exactly the clothes they want, without any compromises when it comes to pattern, color or fabric.

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Say Hello to The New Range of Cashmere Items

We already said that besides wool obtained from rare ship, we are also interested in cashmere wool and products that are made of cashmere.

Historically, cashmere has been used for clothes manufacturing for more than 1500 years. The wool is not yield from sheep, yet for goat more known as cashmere goat.

Cashmere Goats

Cashmere Goats. Image by Cruciani

The natural habitat of cashmere goat is Asia, or more specifically parts of Mongolia, Northern India, Iran, Afghanistan, and West China.

For centuries, production of cashmere wool in these countries and regions has been one of the major occupations of the locals, which is then bought by imperial powers and then sold in a form of cashmere products like sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves etc.

The price of cashmere is even higher than the price of merino because typically, Kashmir goat can produce around 4 ounces of cashmere fiber each year, making it extremely rare.
In order to produce one sweater, it needs the yearly produce of two cashmere goats. That’s strange right?

This exclusivity made us think that maybe cashmere wool and cashmere crafts is something that need to be featured on Devon Woollies website, and something that our visitors will love.

Starting from 2015, we present every beautiful thing that is made of this luxury material.

So stay tuned with Devon Woollies where fine crafts from sheep wool and cashmere goat wool are served to you.

Devon Woollies’ Journey Continues

We have been out for a while mainly because don’t having person that will care about the website. Now, after months been inactive, Devon Woollies continues its run and try to satisfy every reader that visit this website.

We feel that’s it’s time to add new “colors” to the sheep breeders society, so this website will be regularly updated with fresh information about rare sheep, hand knitted products, products of wool, galleries and much more.

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