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Jun 27, 2012, 7:59pm   #1
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hi ladies,
I came across a very lovely scarf at the store and the SA told me that it's a 100% Himalayan cashmere.
I tried to look up for it online, but i guess it's not as well known as the silks.

I noticed the price is higher than the others because it's made of (nepal) himalayan.
Does anybody here own one? Does it comes in different colors? how is it holding up? how much is the price at your local store? pls help

TIA!
Jun 28, 2012, 9:38am   #2
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To your question, it is origin of the cashmere. Google is wonderful!! Here's a bit of history of cashmere, if one is interested.


Since the Victorian Era, British textiles have been regarded
among the world's finest knits. Dawson International, Britain's
largest textile company, requires one metric ton of cashmere wool
per day to operate, while Britain's cashmere breeders produce less
than one metric ton annually.(1) Presently, China supplies 60% of
the world's cashmere, which amounts to 3,000 metric tons per
year.(2) With economic liberalization, growth in textile and
apparel industries, and direct access to cashmere wool, the Chinese
are encroaching upon the domain of the British knitters and rival
the British for the limited supply of cashmere wool. With the
limits of wool produced globally, the increased popularity of
cashmere apparel, and the inexpensive textiles from China, Scotland
is faced with the possibility of inadequate supplies of quality
cashmere wool at elevated prices.(3) While China seeks to expand
markets and continue economic growth, Britain fights to maintain
the cashmere supply at responsible prices while carrying on the
tradition of high-quality woolen knitwear. Environmentally, the
Scottish Highlands and the Himalayan regions of China will be
impacted by increased herding, over-grazing, deforestation, and
increased textile manufacturing. Within China, an environmentally
unstable country, goat herding seems to attract little concern.
More pressing environmental issues, such as elevated carbon dioxide
levels and polluted water supplies are the focus of a quickly
modernizing China.
Jun 28, 2012, 11:09am   #3
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The Himalayan goats come from altitudes of about 14,000 ft. The temps can be as low as -40 degrees, so they have adapted by producing a very finely fibered coat (the goat's coat, not the manufactured coat) When spun, the very fine fibers create many layers which make an extremely soft, warm, light and highly desirable cashmere.
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Jun 28, 2012, 11:29am   #4
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Interesting topic
Thank u for sharing
Jun 28, 2012, 1:09pm   #5
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Thanks ladies for sifting/condensing thru so much info
To digress re:alpaca, any info?!?

TIA
Jun 29, 2012, 12:31pm   #6
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No, but I have a Hermes jumper made from 100% camel hair!
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