Monday January 27, 2020

Cashing In: a guide to buying cashmere

Cashmere has become more affordable, but quality is worth seeking out

26th November, 2017
Cashmere hoodie with contrasting toggle, €320; check silk and cashmere blazer, €990

Once a highly expensive commodity, cashmere has in recent years experienced something of a democratisation. No longer the preserve of the eye-watering price tag, you’ll now find cashmere at your local supermarket chain, and in plentiful supply at online, highstreet grade, low-price retailers.

Not all cashmere is created alike, however, and the true story of this goat undercoat wonderstuff is one of quality ultimately trumping quality, not least in environmental terms. Yes, global...

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