At LILYSILK, we want to inspire people to live a better life and more sustainable lifestyle.
Crafted with care from 100% natural premium materials, this cashmere series can warm you up, envelope you, and make you feel the right amount of cozy. It is also our goal to make your life a better experience and the planet a better place.
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.
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.
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.
Besides, 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.
We always want to offer our customers healthy and ecological products. White fibers can achieve all colors with minimal chemicals used. Our care for one another and the planet is what drives us.
At the same time, we aim to leave them satisfied with their purchases with our high-quality products at an affordable price. We have spent a long time tweaking and enhancing our products to offer the most comfortable and luxurious cashmere that can bring you the ultimate comfort and are soft enough to be worn comfortably against bare skin.
- Pure Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater For Women$169.00 (Save $0.00)
- Grade A Basic Style Cashmere Sweater$109.00 (Save $0.00)20% OFF, Code: YEAR2023
- Women's Cashmere V Neck soft winter Sweater$169.00 (Save $0.00)20% OFF, Code: YEAR2023
- Woman Pullover Cashmere Knit Sweater$169.00 (Save $0.00)
- Classic Turtleneck Cashmere Dress$199.00 (Save $0.00)
- Unique Diamond Knit Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater$199.00 (Save $0.00)
- Cashmere Crop Tank$99.00 (Save $0.00)20% OFF, Code: YEAR2023
- Cashmere Knitted V-neck Cardigan$159.00 (Save $0.00)20% OFF, Code: YEAR2023
- Ribbed Pure Cashmere Hoodie$169.00 (Save $0.00)
- Casual Scoop Neck Cashmere Sweater$169.00 (Save $0.00)20% OFF, Code: YEAR2023
1. Wash it by hand gently, or machine wash in a mesh wash bag in cold water on the most delicate or woolens cycle.
2. Do not wring. Instead, press the water out of the item gently.
3. Minimizing the spin time.
4. Wash different colors separately.
5. Avoid hang/line dry. Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a hanging laundry drying basket or clean white towel to dry.
6. Use neutral or special detergent for cashmere.
7. Keep out of touch of pets/sharp objects.
Therefore，it forms a criterion that the cashmere grades are based on the length and thickness of the fiber, measured in microns.
|GRADE A||14 to 15.5 microns thickness and 42 mm long on average||It is usually considered as the longest and thinnest and is the best in terms of quality.
Cashmere products made from grade A fiber always feel the softest and last longer than the rest.
|GRADE B||Up to 19 microns thick and around 34 mm long||It usually is thicker and feels less soft and delicate than grade A and also costs less.|
|GRADE C||Between 20-30 microns thickness and, on average are 28mm long||It is considered the lowest quality of cashmere fiber. It feels noticeably less soft and costs much less than both grades A and B.|
|CASHMERE QUALITY GRADE||COLOR OF THE FIBER||COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OF THE FIBER|
|GRADE A||WHITE||CHINA AND MONGOLIA|
The longest fibers
The thinnest fibers
|Grade A-fibers from Inner Mongolia are the most valuable of the fibers.||White fibers can achieve a range of colors with minor chemical handling.||Mongolian plateau areas, where temperature oscillates drastically, the goats in those areas have a more restricted diet, supplying the finest under hair found in the most luxurious garments.|
Pilling is a normal phenomenon among the knit made of yarns due to the friction of different materials. Cashmere is thinner than wool or other fiber so that it's easier to pile.
LILYSILK adopts Grade A cashmere, and our yarn count is 2/26, with 12gauge knit. So our cashmere sweater is not easy to pile, merely part of which might.
Our suggestion is to avoid friction with more rigid materials. Match with smooth clothing when wearing it. Frequently change your apparel to allow adequate rest of the cashmere sweater. Gentle wash by hand or washing machine is also essential.
Though wool and cashmere are perfect natural fabrics, cashmere has some better characteristics and is a more luxurious fabric with an elegant drape.Softness
A cashmere yarn composed of long fibers achieves the softest feel as fewer ends are loose.
It creates a more uniform and smooth surface since it allows them to be tightly spun.
The resulted product is softer, displaying a more lustrous finishing as it facilitates light reflection.
While wool fibers are generally shorter, thicker, and have more pronounced scales. Compared with cashmere, wool is less soft. Grade A cashmere is gentle enough to be worn comfortably against bare skin.Warmth:
Due to its natural curling feature, the cashmere fiber can effectively prevent the influx of cold air, 2-3 times of warmth than wool.Durability:
Due to how cashmere is made and the strength of the wool, it will stand the test of time as long as it is cared for properly. Unlike other wool or knitted garments, cashmere doesn’t lose its softness or luxurious feel, making them perfect investment pieces.Pilling:
The friction against fibers caused by normal wear of the material promotes the formation of small fiber balls. It mainly occurs when the knit is made of yarns spun using shorter or a blend of different lengths of fibers, especially those that combine natural and artificial types. Longer fibers pill less than short ones because it has less loose thread ends, needing considerable more abrasion on the fabric surface to release themselves from the yarn. Read here about de-pilling your jumper.Resilience:
Long cashmere fibers maintain their physical integrity for a longer time, allowing garments to retain their structure. Because cashmere is naturally elastic and resilient(bounces back quickly), it has unique properties such as rapid wrinkle recovery, durability, bulk, lofty hand feel, draping capacity, and warmth. The ability for a garment to be extended or flexed repeatedly and then to recover to its original shape is a crucial factor of its appearance and comfort. Aside from promoting good extension properties, resilience ensures that you don’t feel compression (caused by shrinkage) while avoiding that the fabric stays in a stretched condition, in which case, you will no longer want to wear it.Lightweight:
While warm, garments made from sheep’s wool are relatively heavy and can feel scratchy due to the coarseness of the thread. But it is also significantly lighter if the garment is made of high-quality, 100-percent cashmere.