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asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th March, 2020

Is cashmere the same as cashmere?

Cashmere and Kashmir are two terms that are intricately related, but mean two different things today. Cashmere refers to a type of wool that is very fine and and soft. Cashmere wool comes from the cashmere goat, which is a certain type of goat found in the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan.

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Also asked, is all cashmere the same?

A $250 cashmere jumper and a $550 cashmere jumper are going to be very different to touch, but they will most likely have the same 100% cashmere label because they are both the same fibre, just very different qualities. The cheaper item will most likely feel coarser, not as soft and will not last as long.

Secondly, what is 9gg cashmere? Cashmere garments are commonly knitted in 7 gauge (7GG) and 12 gauge (12GG). 7 gauge has 7 stitches or rows of yarn per inch of the knitted cashmere, so the cashmere has a more open or mesh like look and is lighter. 12 gauge has 12 stitches or rows of yarn per inch, so the cashmere is relatively dense.

Similarly, are goats killed for cashmere?

Goats are not killed directly for cashmere production. However, many goats die of cold stress because of having been shorn in the winter. Additionally, goats that aren't producing wool of a certain quality are often sold for the meat industry. Unfortunately, other types of wool are made very similarly.

Is cashmere itchy to wear?

Cashmere is far less itchy than other wools. The tiny scales that make up the surface of the fiber are smoother and fewer than those on sheep's wool. But cashmere is a natural fiber, and some people are sensitive to it.

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