Is It Worth Buying Cashmere?

Is It Worth Buying Cashmere?

Your closet is an investment. Just like a car or your phone, investing in your closet is usually a more cost-effective option and allows you to enjoy your purchase for years to come. Cashmere is one fabric that comes with a high price tag. If you’ve ever felt the softness of cashmere, you’ll know it’s worth the price tag.

Cashmere clothing is the perfect investment in your closet that is guaranteed to stand the test of time. It’s a unisex essential that will see you effortlessly from one season to the next. Our women's cashmere collections are built around classic neutrals and wearable shades that add a pop of color.

At Imperial Cashmere, we import 100% pashmina cashmere that is 100% handmade in Nepal. Our cashmere comes from Albas White Mountain Goats and Himalayan Capra Hircus goats, considered amongst the most luxurious in the world. Is cashmere worth it? Read on to find out why our artisan-crafted cashmere deserves a home in your closet.

What is Cashmere?

Cashmere is a type of wool that comes from goats, giving it a softer and finer texture than sheep’s wool that is used in most knitwear. These goats are cared for to produce the highest quality fibers. You’ll know a garment is made using cashmere when it’s soft to the touch and gentle against your skin.

The best cashmere comes from India’s Kashmir region, although the popularity of cashmere means that its production is also expanding across Asia. As cashmere comes from specific goat breeds, it’s considerably rarer than its wool counterparts. This fiber is unique as its lightweight and breathable while acting as an insulator to keep you warm in colder climates.

What makes cashmere a great investment is its versatility. You can wear it as a single layer during spring and summer and use it as an extra layer to stay warm in the colder months. Don’t underestimate the comfort of cashmere. There’s a reason why it’s becoming increasingly popular for luxury sleepwear!

Cashmere is soft against your skin and doesn’t irritate it as cheaper and coarser fibers can do. A classic piece of cashmere knitwear is an investment that will give back to you for decades to come.

A cashmere shawl is a garment you can style with anything, from jeans to cargo trousers or dress pants. You can style a cashmere sweater over a button-up shirt or under a blazer for an elevated everyday look.

Cashmere as a timeless investment

Cashmere is one of the oldest fashion trends, dating back to the 18th century when trade routes opened between Asia, Europe, and the Americas. It instantly became synonymous with aristocracy and nobility, becoming a timeless trend that is still as elegant today.

When we think about clothes as investments, we talk about “cost per wear”. If you wear a $100 jumper ten times and a $10 jumper once, you’re getting the same cost-per-wear. What makes cashmere so popular is that it’s designed to last. If you care for your cashmere properly, it can last for decades with regular wear.

With the fashion industry focusing on ways to become more sustainable and embrace ‘slow fashion’, cashmere is a worthwhile investment. It’s kinder to your skin and the planet as a garment you’ll wear for years to come. Look after your cashmere, and it can become a family heirloom to pass down to your son, daughter, niece, or nephew.

Cashmere is a luxury that everyone deserves to try at least once. If you’re looking to upgrade your workwear or add a classic piece to your closet, you can never go wrong with cashmere. It’s universally flattering and guaranteed to never go out of style.

The beauty of cashmere is that it gets softer over time. It becomes as comfortable as your favorite blanket and stays as stylish as the latest trends. Cashmere clothing is a staple for capsule closets, workwear, and everyday style. It’s been a luxury in the fashion world for generations.

What we love about cashmere is that it can grow with you. The versatility of the fabric makes it ideal for tailoring as your style changes over time. There’s no other fabric that will give you a lifetime of wear and quality as much as cashmere.

How to care for your cashmere

Let’s go back to our main question. Is cashmere worth it? Yes – if you care for it properly! Like every investment, cashmere deserves a little love. If you look after your cashmere, it will last you a lifetime.

We recommend storing your cashmere folded in a drawer, as hanging it in your closet can cause the cashmere to lose its shape over time. Fold it neatly in a drawer to keep it looking fresh and new.

When you’re cleaning your cashmere, we recommend doing it by hand. While it may take a little longer, it’ll help your cashmere stay soft. Wash it with cold water and a detergent designed for delicate garments.

Give your cashmere a little TLC once a season by razoring off any pilling on the garment. The pilling process is completely natural and happens to even the most expensive high-quality cashmere knitwear.

What to expect from Imperial Cashmere

Not all cashmere garments are made equal. High street brands often call their garments ‘cashmere’, but they only contain 5% cashmere. At Imperial Cashmere, we do things differently with our 100% cashmere knitwear.

We value the stylish yet functional nature of cashmere. It’s a garment that will take you from a day at the office to a trip to the theatre. If you want to add a touch of luxury to your closet, you need to experience the softness of cashmere.

Our cashmere clothing is here to help you elevate your style. We import only the finest 100% cashmere, handmade in Nepal, following the centuries-old traditions. We’re committed to respecting the heritage of the cashmere trade and continuing it through to the next generation.

Which of our Imperial Cashmere pieces will you be adding to your closet? Let us know in the comments below!

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