MULBERRY SILK & CASHMERE BLEND
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Two of the finest fibers available - mulberry silk and cashmere - unite to create a delicate mélange
with irresistible softness, featherweight warmth, and elegant glossiness as pearls.
Cashmere offers a plush feel and superlative warmth.
Silk brings strength and shine to cashmere, adding subtle elegance to knit garments.
Cashmere, one of the nature's greatest treasures, is the downy undercoat grown by Kashmir goats in extreme cold.
Our cashmere comes from the world's best cashmere production area - Inner Mongolia, where 40 million Kashmir goats contend with temperatures below -30°C.
Each goat can produce only 4 ounces of cashmere each year, making this fiber extremely rare as compared to other types of hair, for example sheep wool. To produce one of our pure cashmere sweaters, it will need cashmere from 3-4 goats.
Cashmere is 8 times warmer than sheep wool, despite being a lot lighter in weight. Carefully selected, our cashmere is grade A cashmere - less than 15.5 microns thick and 34-38 mm long.
We use mulberry silk not tussah silk, with no chemical bleaching. Often "fluorescent brightener" is added for chemical bleaching.
This fluorescent agent has been proved to have a carcinogenic effect on human body and damages health.
Mulberry Silk Cocoons
Mulberry silk worms, which are raised exclusively on mulberry leaves, produce a silk called mulberry silk.
Mulberry silk cocoons have a pearly color, are smaller in shape, smoother, finer, and rounder.
The silk floss is softer and enriched with proteins and amino acids.
Tussah Silk Cocoons
Tussah silk cocoons are collected from the wild and are from worms which eat oak leaves.
They are rougher, coarser and have a dark brown color. The silk threads are less springy and have uneven surface.