Your skin is a sensitive organ, the first part of our body to drop clues that we should be treating it with more care.
Skin reacts to what we wear against it; a coarse sheep’s wool jumper can bring on that uncomfortable itch as you pull it over your head. Unlike wool, cashmere offers a scratch-free experience. Thanks to its super-fine fibre density, cashmere lacks the rough, scratchy texture associated with wool.
Cashmere is celebrated for its superb insulation, outperforming wool by far. In fact, The Tailor Retailored cashmere yarn is up to eight times warmer than regular sheep’s wool.
Cashmere’s ability to retain such high levels of body warmth is due to the unique structure of its fibres. Cashmere fibre’s very fine structure enable it to trap more of air particles, which in turn heat up to provide superb insulation That’s why the Cashmere goat isn't phased by their habitat’s extreme temperature fluctuations from day to night!
Quality cashmere has the added benefit of not shrinking when washed, unlike a lot of sheep’s wool. Provided you follow the correct washing instructions cashmere will retain its shape better than other types of wool.