Do you know where cashmere wool comes from? Many people get this wrong. Cashmere is a fiber that comes from the underbelly of cashmere goats. Yes, goats, not sheep! It is softer and also warmer than sheep’s wool.
As you probably know cashmere is considered a luxury fiber and items made from cashmere are typically more expensive than regular wool. The process of producing cashmere is considerably more time-consuming than sheep’s wool, justifying the price.
Cashmere goats are combed or shaved in the spring right before they start to shed naturally. Learn about sustainability certifications in the cashmere and wool industry at The Good Cashmere Standard and Responsible Wool Standards.
When you purchase a cashmere garment it’s important to take care of it and follow the care label instructions to minimize damage. Hand washing in cold water and laying flat to dry is what is usually recommended and is what will keep your cashmere items looking good.
Cashmere is not limited to sweaters. You can find scarves, hats, bottoms, coats, and much more designed with cashmere wool.
Here is our pick of luxurious cashmere pieces for older women.
Nautical stripes are contemporary and timeless. This striped cashmere sweater from Naadam is a great piece to add to your wardrobe. Dress it up with dressy trousers or dress it down with casual jeans.
This cashmere wrap is the epitome of luxurious comfort, proudly supporting responsible cashmere production through a partnership with the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) to promote sustainable agricultural development and the welfare of cashmere goats in Inner Mongolia. This wrap is a perfect layering piece!
Unveil the epitome of luxury and comfort with this exquisite wrap scarf from Eileen Fisher, expertly crafted from the finest Italian cashmere. The sumptuous texture and drape of this scarf offer unparalleled comfort and elegance.
Perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to any outfit, this wrap scarf is a versatile and timeless addition to your wardrobe.
The best-selling crewneck cardigan from State Cashmere comes in a selection of natural and soft colors like this one in Undyed Natural.
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Boost your lounging experience with this long-sleeve tunic, crafted from 100% cashmere for a luxurious and sophisticated appearance. Whether layered over a long-sleeve tee or worn post-yoga for added warmth and comfort, this piece ensures lounging never looked better.
Indulge in the best with this cashmere sweater vest, perfect for layering over tees, button-downs, and dresses. J.Crew takes pride in supporting responsible cashmere production through their partnership with the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF), ensuring the welfare of cashmere goats and promoting sustainable practices in Inner Mongolia. Crafted at a Fair Trade Certified™ factory, this piece brings both style and ethics to your wardrobe. 100% cashmere.
Recycled cashmere tweed top from Eileen Fisher is made with leftover cashmere fabric that is hand selected and recycled into new yarn. It is spun with wool from farmers who meet the Responsible Wool Standard.
This soft cashmere shawl sweater features an attached shawl that can be worn down or buttoned over the shoulder for added warmth and style.
Relax and unwind with these super-soft knitted pants, a must-have for your loungewear collection. Made from 100% Inner Mongolian Cashmere, these pants offer ultimate sustainability, unmatched softness, and strength, ensuring you feel like a G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time).
The classic Relaxed cashmere T-shirt from J.Crew is made with responsible cashmere produced through their partnership with the Aid by Trade Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes sustainable agricultural development across the globe.
They source cashmere that is certified by The Good Cashmere Standard, which ensures the welfare of the cashmere goats, protects natural resources, and improves the working conditions of farmers and farmworkers in Inner Mongolia.
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Do you like cashmere? What is your favorite cashmere piece from our list? How do you care for your cashmere garments? Tell us about it in the comments below.