Nowadays, the prices of cashmere sweaters range from hundreds to tens of thousands.
So, what is the difference between different prices?
The standards of cashmere
How to tell if a cashmere sweater has high quality?
Firstly, we need to know the standard of measuring a cashmere sweater. Chemical fiber cashmere is not within the scope of our discussion.
1.The average diameter and hand length of cashmere
This requires professional instruments and personnel to carry out the operational measurements. So I will not talk about them in detail.
Frankly speaking, the smaller the average diameter and the longer the hand length of cashmere, the better the quality.
Alashan region of Inner Mongolia in China is recognized as the highest quality cashmere producing area in the world. Aha, speaking of it, I feel very proud.
P1：The quality of cashmere is classified according to the national standard of the people’s Republic of China GB18267-2013, page 7 of cashmere
2 Cashmere content and gram weight
In terms of warmth, the higher the cashmere content is, the better the warmth is.
Under the premise of determining the cashmere content and clothing needle type. The greater the gram weight, the better the heat preservation performance.
3 Cashmere Raw velvet color
The natural color of cashmere can be divided into white cashmere, green cashmere, and purple cashmere.
Corresponding to white goat, black goat, green goat, and purple goat, so the color is different.
P2： The color of cashmere is classified according to the national standard of the people’s Republic of China GB1826-2013 cashmere, page 6, the color of cashmere is classified.
Tell the difference from cashmere sweaters
These three aspects are told from a more professional point of view, then how can we distinguish cashmere sweaters in daily life?
1 To use your eyes---look
As mentioned before, the natural colors of cashmere are white, green, and purple. The corresponding colors are beige, wheat, and dark camel.
These colors can be directly processed into finished products without dyeing process. (the dyeing process will affect the elongation of cashmere fiber and the feel of the yarn).
So if you pursue quality, light color or primary color can be preferred.
A good cashmere sweater with the naked eye, you can see the quality as well, just like our skin pores, whether it is thick or delicate.
2 To use your hand----touch
We’ve seen it. Let’s touch it.
High-quality cashmere is very delicate and soft to the touching. Except for softness, it will also give you a feeling of compactness and density, which can be described as waxy.
But now some Merchant in order to pursue the feeling will add some thickeners in the production process. So, if your fingers feel slippery or too soft after you touch them, it’s not quite right. Because it is too soft, the knitting is relatively loose, and it will be easier to pilling in the later
3 To use your hand again---grip and pull
Hold the cashmere sweater in your hand. If you can feel a slight expansion, it has better quality.
Pull open the cashmere sweater and relax, if it can immediately restore the original shape, that is better. Because cashmere belongs to animal protein, if you stretch and knead it, it will generally recover immediately.
If you still don’t know how to distinguish, just choose a reliable brand and buy one with a higher price in their products catalog
Cashmere sweaters care Tips:
Cashmere sweaters（Pure cashmere sweaters）are usually worn close to the body to keep warm. Because the cashmere fiber itself is very fine and soft, it does not pierce the skin，it is a soft and warm feeling.
Cashmere is relatively easy to pilling, but unlike chemical fiber pilling. Cashmere sweaters wear pilling, as long as add a little softener in the washing for 30 minutes, the pilling area will naturally open.
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