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All About Cashmere

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Meet the cashmere goat aka Capra Hircus that lives in the Gobi Desert, which stretches from Northern China into Mongolia. Each goat produces only 240g of wool. But the quantity compensates for the quality - 240g of the rarest, finest wool that is soft and warm, and it protects the animal from the harsh winters of -40° C. Because of this, cashmere can be worn directly on the skin without scratching and giving an incredible comfort. 

But why it is called "cashmere" when these goats don't come from there? The name came because the processing of the precious wool was first developed in the region of Kashmir (India), as a result of the Silk Road.

Our cashmere products come from Inner Mongolia which is regarded as the finest-quality cashmere because it’s not subjected to coloring or bleach. The vast expanse of grassland makes Inner Mongolia the perfect place to produce the highest quality raw material. We chose a small factory in the cashmere capital QingHe County. They have 23 years of experience working with cashmere. 

 ginkova cashmere socks

 

HOW TO CARE ABOUT YOUR CASHMERE SOCKS

  • You can machine or hand wash cashmere, always inside out. Washing adds moisture back to the fabric; dry cleaning stiffens it.
  • Use the delicate cycle and always wool detergent. The regular detergent has enzymes that damage the fine fibers of the cashmere.
  • Lay flat to dry. 

    SOME PILLING IS NORMAL

    Pilling is when the short fibers twist around themselves, caused by friction. Surprisingly, it doesn’t matter how expensive your cashmere is because pills don’t discriminate. Pilling is an inevitable consequence of the careful processing of this fine fiber.

    Don’t worry, there are ways to remedy the annoying situation. Tools such as sweater combs remove the pesky pills, which will make your cashmere garments nice and soft. 

    The good news is that over time the pilling will stop.

     

     

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