We get cashmere fabric from cashmere wool. Cashmere wool is from the Cashmere Goat (Kashmir Goat), Peshmina Goat and other breeds of goat. We mostly find these goats within the Asian territories of Mongolia, Tibet, areas of Northern India, Iran, Afghanistan, and Southern China.
Cashmere is finer, lighter, softer and three times more insulating compared to sheep’s wool. The main fabric is, however, from the Kashmir Goat.
Mongolia, Nepal, and Kashmir have in the thousands of years manufactured very fine, close weaves of cashmere.
Cashmere is the most sought-after fabric, especially for making sweaters. The supply is however limited because to the small amounts each goat can produce. The product therefore is not cheap. Cashmere products can range from as little as $40 a piece with the more luxurious pieces going for as much as $2,400. Cashmere made with the Mongolian Goat wool fetches more because of its higher quality and longer more resilient fibers.
So, where do I go if I need quality and original cashmere sweaters in the USA? Well, worry not as here are my top four recommendations.
Everlane have grade A Mongolian cashmere that sells between $100 to $155 with sizes ranging from XXS XXL. Everlane’s popular and versatile style, The Cashmere Crew, is the cheapest and best option for shoppers.
The colors range from basic charcoal gray and black to more fun colors, such as the mauve pink with mustard trimmed sleeves.
The Cashmere Crew is not the only cashmere brand Everlane has. Everlane puts a spin on other contemporary sweaters, such as the Cashmere Sweater Tee and the Cashmere Henly.
“Democratizing Cashmere” is the tag line on the Naadam website homepage.
Naadam sources its cashmere directly from herders in the Mongolian Gobi Desert. Direct sourcing ensures the herders get value from money from the company other than going through third parties who may exploit the herders.
The Crewneck Cashmere Sweater is Naadam’s most popular item at $75 a pop. They make this possible by the D2C (Direct to Consumer) business model. Naadam’s other styles such as the long open front cardigan and a wide-sleeved kimono retail at $225.
Apart from 100% cashmere brands, a shopper can get blended cashmere brands such as wool-cashmere, silk-cashmere, and cotton-cashmere.
Land’s End is not known for its style. However, for anyone seeking to expand their collection, it is the placed the go without breaking the bank. Land’s End has cashmere sweaters in a variety of sizes and it is easy to get a sweater for the plus size body type.
Its brands include the Cashmere Crewneck which has a variety of colors and the Plus Size Cardigan which as stated is for the plus size body type.
- Crew has partnered with Aid by Trade Foundation for the promotion of sustainable agriculture development. The partnership with Aid by Trade ensures the safe production of cashmere and the welfare of the goats and improved working conditions for the cashmere producers.
Many of the J. Crew cashmere sweaters retail under $100. The products include the Relaxed fit Turtleneck Sweater with a rainbow of bright colors and the Waffle Knit cashmere crew with a fun color block pattern.
Cashmere Sweater Brands in USA:- https://www.brochuwalker.com/products/the-lori-off-shoulder-black-onyx