We use only superfine cashmere that are harvested through combing process from Inner Mongolia, between 14-16 microns and 28-32mm long. We choose the finest for our cashmere so our products can be more durable while staying airy light.
If you are wondering why our colours are not as vibrant as those on the market, and that is because we use only imported European natural dyes on all our pieces. Optical brighteners are used in the cashmere industry to intensify colours but can cause skin irritation. Therefore we do not use any optical brighteners to enhance our colours. Our pieces are less vibrant but more pleasant to your skin.
Cashmere naturally comes in 3 colours: cream, beige and taupe. As the cream fibre is the rarest among the three and has the softest hand feel, it is usually kept as is and will not be dyed further. The beige fibre will be dyed to make light colours while taupe fibre will be used for dark colours.
You will often hear the word 'micron' used to describe cashmere's quality. Micron is actually the unit used in measuring cashmere's diameter. The finer the fibre is, the softer hand feel it provides. The best quality is between 14-16 microns, often referred to as superfine cashmere fibre in the industry, and is the finest and softest.
The length attributes to the durability of your cashmere. The longer the fibre, the better your cashmere piece withstand to shedding or pilling. If you have a cashmere sweater, a good quality one will stop pilling after 1-2 washes, but those made with short fibre will continue to pill and form tiny yarn balls.