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What is "Cashmere" - Definition & Explanation

A fine fiber obtained from the undercoat of the Himalayan Cashmere goat.
Cashmere is wool from the Cashmere goat.
(Kashmir)A luxury fiber obtained from the soft, fleecy undergrowth of the Kashmir goat of Tibet, Mongolia, China, Iran, Iraq, and India. Most commonly used in sweaters, shawls, suits, coats, and dresses. The fiber is cylindrical, soft and silken and is more like wool than any other hair fiber. Has a very soft silky finish and is very light in weight. It doesn't stand up to hard wear because of its extremely soft downy finish. The natural fiber is white, black, brown or gray but can be died a variety of shades. It comes in different weights.
The fleece comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000-15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).
A luxury fiber obtained from the soft, fleecy undergrowth of the Kashmir goat of Tibet, Mongolia, China, Iran, Iraq, and India. Most commonly used in sweaters, shawls, suits, coats, and dresses.
Fine downy undercoat hair of the cashmere goat from Tibet, the Kashmir province north of India, Iran, Ira, and southwest China. Hair is cylindrical, soft, strong, and silken-like. True cashmere is brownish in shade from 1 to 3 inches in staple length.
Fine wool procured from Asiatic goat.
One of the softest and most luxurious yarns available. Barbour only buy Chinese Cashmere which is one of the highest qualities available and it is most commonly used in Barbour sweaters and shawls/scarves. Hand wash only.
A soft smooth-surfaced woolen fabric.
An extremely soft, luxurious fabric made from the hair of the cashmere goat - native to Kashmir in northwestern India, Tibet, Turkestan, Iran, Iraq and China. Cashmere is obtained from the animal by combing rather than clipping. Cashmere is more like wool than any other fiber.

Some other terms

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