Cashmere is a type of wool that is made from cashmere goats and pashmina goats. The old spelling of cashmere is Kashmir, which is a region in Northern India that still produces cashmere. Cashmere is a natural fiber known for its extremely soft feel and insulating properties.
In order to tell what a real cashmere material looks like, Give it a smooth touch, it usually feels really scratchy and gritty, it usually means it hasn’t been de-haired or scoured thoroughly enough, and you’re left with a jumper made from short, rough and dirty fibres. Lower quality cashmere will see fibres begin to roll up or pill if you rub the palm of your hand over the fabric.