Why is cashmere so expensive

Update: 25-08-2020
Abst: The growth process of cashmere yarn cashmere determines that it has natural warmth retention properties. It grows on the outer skin of goats, a t...

The growth process of cashmere yarn cashmere determines that it has natural warmth retention properties. It grows on the outer skin of goats, a thin layer of fine velvet covering the roots of the goat's coarse hair, and it grows to resist the wind and cold when it is cold in winter. Cashmere is a thin and curved fiber, which contains a lot of air, and forms an air layer to prevent the invasion of cold air from outside and keep body temperature without reducing. Cashmere is much finer than wool. Only the cashmere that comes from goats is called cashmere, which is cashmere, or cashmere.

 

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What comes from sheep is called wool. In the industry, it is called sheep wool. Even though sheep's wool is very fine, it is called wool in professional terms, not velvet. According to the introduction of the Chinese cashmere brand 1436, because cashmere will fall off when it warms up in spring, it naturally adapts to the climate. Therefore, the season for collecting cashmere every year is spring. When goats are shed their hair, a special iron comb is used to grab down from the goat's body, which is called raw cashmere.

 

The reason why cashmere is so precious is not only because of its scarcity only 0.2% of the world's total animal fiber output, but more importantly because of its excellent quality and characteristics, which are priced in grams. About 70% of the world's cashmere is produced in China, and its quality is also better than other countries. Because of such scarcity and preciousness, the quality of cashmere products on the market varies from good to bad. To reduce the price and cost, many businesses either add wool and other fibers, or choose raw materials with a length below 28-30mm or a fineness above 16 microns. "But the best cashmere quality, the fineness is about 15 microns, and the length is about 38mm.

 

The average fineness of 1436 cashmere is less than 14.5 microns, while the length is longer than 36mm. This kind of cashmere is only collected from the side and shoulders of young goats in their full year of age. Of course, the quality of cashmere also depends on the breeding method. Similar to the protein content in milk, because cashmere is priced by weight, herders feed the goats to make them fatter in order to pick more cashmere. Although the yield is increased, the quality is reduced. If we want to improve the quality of cashmere supply, we must educate herders, adopt original ecological breeding, and even protect pastures.