Though wool and cashmere are naturally sourced fabrics, they both have their benefits; cashmere is higher in quality, more luxurious with an elegant appeal.
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.
Due to its natural curling feature, cashmere fiber can effectively prevent cold air against the skin, 2-3 times warmer than wool.
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.
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.
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.
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.