Do you really know the difference between cashmere and wool?
1, Cashmere comes from the hair of goats and Wool usually comes from sheep. And cashmere is more rare than wool, because one year one sheep can produce about 5 kg wool but one goats can only create about 150 g cashmere. So, the price of cashmere is expensive than wool.
2, Cashmere is finer than wool, super fine and soft wool also can’t be called cashmere. We can see their differences clearly with a microscope: cashmere is up to ~16 microns in diameter, much thinner than wool.
3, Cashmere is much warmer than wool and feels more smoothly. Cashmere can be seven to eight times warmer than merino wool. It is also significantly lighter than wool.
4, Natural materials such as cashmere resist wrinkles if care properly, if slightly fold, just hang it one night and then it can restore smooth. Also, cashmere is shrink resistant after washing.
5, Cashmere has a higher loft, which makes it softer, as soft as the baby skin, ultra breathable.fabric won’t absorb any unwanted smells.
6, Wool is sturdier and resists pilling more effectively, generally requires less care in washing. Cashmere is a more luxurious fabric with an elegant drape, need more careful care.
7, The wool is produced mostly from the southern hemisphere, such as Australia, and cashmere mainly comes from the northern hemisphere. The output of cashmere in China is accounting for about 50%~60% of the world, and the quality of Chinese cashmere is the best.