Himalayan Cashmere

  1. 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 :confused1:

  2. 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.
  3. #3 Jun 28, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2012
    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.
  4. Interesting topic
    Thank u for sharing
  5. Thanks ladies for sifting/condensing thru so much info :hugs:
    To digress re:alpaca, any info?!?

  6. No, but I have a Hermes jumper made from 100% camel hair!