Quality Cashmere Sweater
Cashmere Sweaters is a very unusual and extraordinary material as well as rarest natural fabric in the world that is taken from the authentic Himalayan goats. By using pure cashmere, we can produce a variety of products such as; sweaters, shawls, scarfs, and many more. Due to its softness, warmth, no itchiness, lightness, shape resilience, durability, pilling, and care, it has got popularity throughout the world. The quality of all Cashmere Sweaters may not be the same, during the manufacturing process, there are different methods that determine the quality of the cashmere products including Sweater. Generally, the length and the fitness of cashmere hair will only determine the quality of the cashmere sweater. Usually, we can find three grades of cashmere including Grade A Cashmere, Grade B Cashmere, and Grade C Cashmere. The best quality Cashmere fiber is classified as a Grade A that are thin and long. The highest quality of cashmere in Nepal is the very small diameter and it can go as low as 14 microns. The first-grade cashmere is 36 mm long. The second grade (B Grade Cashmere) fiber is almost twice thinner than grade C cashmere. It has about 19 microns. Grade C is the lowest quality of cashmere, which is very thick fiber and its diameter is around 30 microns. It is quite cheaper then grade A and grade B cashmere.
How to know the quality of Cashmere?
The quality of Cashmere is remarkably differenced then lower quality cashmere. Low-quality cashmere may soak in chemical additives and softness. We can know quality cashmere through looking at its appearance and by touching it. To find out the first (A grade) quality of cashmere we should examine the product level for genuineness. If the products are mixed with the other yarn, then it cannot label as 100% authentic cashmere. In order to know the high grade and low-grade yarn, one of the best ideas is to know is touching the cashmere. If the cashmere is ‘A’ grade, then it should feel ultra-soft when you are holding in your hand. You will feel as if it is melting in your hand or in your sensitive skin. Next, you can also hold the piece up to the light, it should look radiant in color but shouldn’t shin. During testing, a cashmere sweater should be light in weight.
Cashmere ply differences
Cashmere is varied with their quality, as we can find its variation from 2-ply cashmere to 4-ply cashmere and it continues up to 12-ply cashmere. 1 thread Cashmere consists of single-ply yarn while 2 single ply yarn is double ply yarn. As yarn number is increasing, the weight and thickness of cashmere are also increasing. The price of cashmere is varying according to its weight and thickness.