Great style transcends season and occasion. And what better than luxurious cashmere to elevate the style quotient and make women look and feel not just good, but warmly comfortable too?
But first, what is cashmere?
It’s the soft, fine fibre from the undercoat of certain goats. This downy layer is protected by another layer, which is wool. While cashmere and wool are both natural fibres, cashmere is finer, softer and more durable.
The best cashmere comes from places like Mongolia where the winters are harsh, and the goats naturally grow longer, finer fibres to keep warm. These are collected in the spring when it gets warmer and the goat, no longer requiring this extra layer of warmth, sheds it.
Why choose cashmere?
Come winter and you’ll find winter wear in cashmere and various other fabrics. However, there’s something about cashmere that adds a note of luxury to your ensemble, while keeping you stylish and warm. Here are 5 reasons why cashmere is a great choice:
- Natural and sustainable
It is no secret that natural, sustainable fibres are friendly for the planet and for you. These fibres are obtained from goats and the best cashmere clothes and accessories do not use harmful dyes and chemicals. Since it is natural, there is also a lower risk of allergy.
Cashmere keeps you warm – yet dry. With notable breathability, yet providing incredible warmth, cashmere ticks all the boxes for cozy and comfortable winter wear.
Cashmere comes from long, soft natural fibres which, when woven, create luxuriously soft pieces, and the best part is that they get softer with age. Also, unlike some other fibres, it does not irritate the skin and can be worn directly on it.
Once you get yourself a cashmere product and care for it correctly, you can be assured it will journey with you through many years. You can easily store it in a cool, dry place and place a sachet of lavender between its folds to keep moths away.
- Not just winter wear
You may have thought that warm cashmere is good only for winters. However, you can use it during autumn and spring, both great times for a stylish cashmere jacket! Being lightweight gives it an added advantage.
Cashmere is not just about luxury and style – it is about natural, sustainable and comfortable clothing that every woman must experience. They’re great for office wear, so you might consider trading your blazer for an elegant cashmere sweater with a V-neck or crew neck. As wardrobe staples, they are timeless in their quality and style. And being versatile, you can pair them easily with anything, from casual jeans to formal pants, skirts or dresses.
At Capsule by Juliette, we create limited collections of timeless pieces inspired by nature and women. We champion slow fashion through natural fabrics and employ local, traditional techniques. We are delighted to present to you, our new mini collection of cashmere sweaters and jackets, and other chic yet comfortable basics. You can get in touch with us if you’d like to know more about us or the sustainable practices we use.
You can also visit our website to discover our stylish French fashions for women.