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People tend to think real cashmere is expensive and cheap cashmere is either fake or of poor quality.

At LILYSILK, we aim to leave customers satisfied with their purchases with our high-quality products at affordable prices. We have spent a long time tweaking and enhancing our products to offer the most comfortable and luxurious cashmere knits.

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Why Cashmere, The 'Jewel of Fabrics'?

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Cashmere production is very limited; it accounts for only 0.2% of the output from animal fibers across the globe. It is often priced by grams and is considered "soft gold" due to its high quality and comfort.

1 SWEATER = CASHMERE FROM 5 GOATS.

Cashmere fibers are harvested by combing the hairs from the goats. A mature goat produces 40g of cashmere annually. To make a cashmere knit sweater, it can take 3-5 goats.

SOFT AND COMFORTABLE

LIGHT

FLEXIBLE AND ELASTIC

WARM

.Desirable length, thick material, and low density;

·Cross-section of styles with a circular neck shape;

.Sits comfortably on the skin

·High-quality, smooth exterior

·Lightweight and comfortable

·Soft texture

·Cashmere has a natural elastic bounce. When washed, it does not shrink; it will retain its shape.

.Cashmere can prevent cold air from touching the skin; it is 2-3 times more insulated than wool.

Why LILYSILK Cashmere?

1.Soft enough to be worn comfortably against bare skin.

LILYSILK collects cashmere from Mongolian Mountain Goats. We spin standard grade-A yarns with 34cms diameter and length and 14-16 microns thickness. In comparison, the average width of human hair ranges between 60 and 100 microns in thickness. Our cashmere products are super fine and super soft, so that they can be worn comfortably against bare skin.

2.White for white: healthy and ecological

White fibers can achieve all colors with minimal chemicals used.

3.Yarn count 2/26 and 12-gauge knit:

Our cashmere knits are long-lasting.

There are 12 stitches or rows of yarn in one inch of knitted fabric, making the material relatively thick, allowing your cashmere knit to be long-lasting and in good shape.

4.The cashmere process:

More than 120 procedures

-Collect the cashmere

-Wash the cashmere

-Comb the hairs

-Cashmere yarn spinning

... and many more

5.Easy to care for

Our Cashmere items are machine washable on a gentle cycle, or you can hand wash them. After washing, lay the item flat on a hanging laundry drying basket.

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FAQ

HOW TO WASH /CARE FOR CASHMERE?

Machine wash in a mesh wash bag on a delicate or woolen setting in cold water or gently hand wash. – Minimize the spin time.

Do not squeeze. Instead, gently press the water out of the item.

Wash colors separately.

Avoid hang or line drying. Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a hanging laundry drying basket or dry with a clean white towel.

Use neutral or special detergent for cashmere.

Keep out of reach of pets and sharp objects.

HOW TO GRADE CASHMERE PRODUCTS?

One of the most important factors used to determine the quality of cashmere is the fineness of the hairs on the fiber and the length.

GRADES CRITERION ADVANTAGES
GRADE A 14 to 15.5 microns thickness and 42 mm long on average Usually considered high quality, thin and long. Cashmere products made from Grade A fibers have a soft touch and last longer.
GRADE B Up to 19 microns thick and around 34 mm long. Tends to be thicker, finer, and less soft, costing less compared to Grade A.
GRADE C Between 20-30 microns thickness and in average are 28mm long The lowest quality of cashmere. Less soft and relatively cheaper than both grade A and B.
HOW DO I CHOOSE WHICH CASHMERE TO BUY?
Cashmere quality Color of the fiber Country of origin
GRADE A WHITE CHINA
Grade A-fibers from Inner Mongolia are the most valuable. White fibers can achieve a range of colors with minor chemical handling. In the Mongolian Plateau area, the temperature changes drastically, leaving goats to have a restricted diet, thus supplying the finest undercoat of hair found in most luxurious garments.

*Yarn should be made out of 2 twisted plies, ensuring a long life of your cashmere knit.

HOW TO CORRECTLY DEAL WITH THE PILLING OF THE CASHMERE KNIT?

Pilling is common for knit items made of yarn; due to the friction of different materials. Cashmere is thinner than wool and other fibers, making it easier to pile.

LILYSILK creates Grade A cashmere. Our yarn count is 2/26, with a 12-gauge knit. Therefore, our cashmere sweaters are not as easy to pile.

We suggest you avoid wearing firmer materials when pairing with cashmere garments to minimize the risk of friction and pilling. To keep your garments in good condition, we advise you to hand wash or use a washing machine.

CASHMERE OVER WOOL?

Though wool and cashmere are naturally sourced fabrics, they both have their benefits; cashmere is higher in quality, more luxurious with an elegant appeal.

Softness

Cashmere yarn is made of long fibers to achieve a soft touch. It creates a smoother surface as it is tightly spun in production.

The end product is softer, displaying a glossy finish, which is seen when the light reflects.

While wool fibers are generally shorter, thicker, than Grade A cashmere, wool is less soft on the skin.

Warmth:

Due to its natural curling feature, cashmere fiber can effectively prevent cold air against the skin, 2-3 times warmer than wool.

Durability:

The formation of cashmere is made to last long if it is cared for properly, compared to wool. Unlike wool or knitted garments, cashmere does not lose its softness or its luxurious feel. They are the perfect investment pieces.

Pilling:

The friction against cashmere on other materials can lead to the clumping of small fiber balls. Knitted garments are produced with spun yarn using a blend of short and long lengths and natural and manufactured combinations. Longer fibers pill less than shorter ones as it has minimal loose thread ends, which requires a considerable amount of cutting on the fabric surface to be released from the yarn.

Resilience

Long cashmere fibered garments maintain their shape for a long time. Cashmere is naturally elastic and sturdy; therefore, it bounces back to its original shape and does not shrink; it also has rapid wrinkle recovery, durability, and a soft touch to the skin. Most importantly, it keeps you warm.

Lightweight:

Garments made from sheep’s wool tend to be warm; though, they are relatively heavier and feel itchy against the skin due to the coarseness. However, if the wool is high-quality material or made of 100% cashmere, it would be significantly lighter.