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There is actually a scientific reason behind why certain knitwear is so itchy. The hand feel and therefore itchiness of a fabric all depends on its fibers. For example, sheep’s wool fibers are much rougher and larger than the fibers of other materials commonly used for knitwear such as alpaca and cashmere, whereas silk fibers are completely smooth

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Identifying a genuine pashmina is no easy feat. The marketplace is very oversaturated with low quality products that still proudly carry a 100% pashmina tag and an expensive price to match. You’ll want to get the best value for your money and have a pashmina that you can cherish for years, so how do you find the best kind?

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A genuine, high quality pashmina shawl from India isn’t considered one of the world’s most luxurious items for nothing. Buying one will set you back a bit financially, but it will be well worth it. They can range anywhere from a couple hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars, depending on the type of pashmina and the amount of details on it. If you’re able to go to the source you may even be able to score an amazing deal!

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When it’s really cold out, the ultimate fashion goal is combining style with warmth. Many people think the two aren’t mutually exclusive, but that’s not true! You just need to know the right fabric (or fabric blends) to buy. Certain fabrics are natural insulators and will keep you nice and warm even when the temperatures are uncomfortably low. Some of these include wool and cashmere, but which is the better one to buy?

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Cashmere is one of the world’s most luxurious fabrics, therefore one of the most expensive. They definitely look and feel great but a good quality piece of cashmere will leave a significant dent in your bank account (they can cost a couple thousand dollars!). It’s fair to wonder if it’s a worthy investment before you make a purchase. Here we’ll give you some reasons to help you make a decision.

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India is one of the best places to shop for top quality cashmere. After all, the name of the fabric itself has Indian origins. The fleece comes from Kashmir goats which can be found in the Indian region of the same name, among other places. It makes sense that some of the best cashmere in the world comes directly from the source. Still, this doesn’t mean that you can go to any city in India and find good quality cashmere. If you are travelling to India and want to do some cashmere shopping, plan your trip wisely!

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