Cashmere is super luxurious, and just screams wear me. Because cashmere is so soft, warm, and miraculously durable, it’s the perfect piece for your fall and winter wardrobe.
However don’t be deceived, not all cashmere is created equally which is why you see cashmere sweaters run anywhere from $80 to $500-plus.
So, the question on everyone’s mind why is cashmere so expensive?
Well, there are several factors that determine the cost of cashmere including fiber quality, origin, purity, and where the product is manufactured.
Cashmere sweaters are made from the superfine hair of cashmere goats and the thinnest, longest, and whitest fibers actually, make the most expensive garments. Interesting, right?
Surprisingly, most cashmere comes from either Mongolia or China where goats have been cultivated for centuries. Now a cashmere sweater manufactured in a factory in China will cost less than one being made in a boutique factory in Europe due to quality.
One of the biggest factors that dictate’s the price of cashmere sweaters is purity. Many more affordable cashmere sweaters aren’t 100% cashmere and are often interwoven with other less expensive fabrics like lambswool. So make sure you check your labels before running to the cash register.
Verdict? I think investing in a top-notch cashmere sweater is totally worth it. If you chose the right silhouette, your sweater will never go out of style, and because of the fabrics durability, it’s going to last for years and years.
Now lets do some damage, here are some pretty fantastic and chic cashmere sweater options for every budget!
Are you a fan of cashmere sweaters?