The Difference Between Wool & Cashmere

The Difference Between Wool & Cashmere

Wool or cashmere is a common winter clothing fabric, but many people can't tell the difference between cashmere and wool. People often confuse "cashmere" with "wool" and mistakenly believe that cashmere is fine wool, so let's talk about the difference between wool and cashmere.



Usually, the wool refers to sheep's wool, from the sheep called wool, the industry called sheep's wool, even if the sheep's wool is very fine, the industry and professional are also called it wool, sheep's wool is thick and dense, wool can be divided into fine wool, semi-fine wool, coarse wool. Fine wool is mainly used to produce worsted wool, semi-fine wool is mainly used to produce coarse wool, and coarse wool is mainly used to produce carpets.


The origin of wool is mainly located in the southern hemisphere, mainly in Oceania, and in Mongolia in Asia. Merino wool is the finest wool other than cashmere, and Australian merino wool is the finest wool in the world, delicate and soft.


The finer the wool, the better. The finer the diameter of the wool, the softer and curlier it becomes, the fluffier and lighter it is, and the higher the count, the finer the fiber, the softer and smoother it is, the warmer it is, and the more expensive it is. It is important to note that only those containing more than 95% wool can be called pure wool, and only pure wool will have a branch count.



Cashmere is the fleece of a goat, which is obtained by scratching and combing (called scratching). It is also collected by hand by herders. In the spring, when the goats have shed their wool, they use a special iron comb to pull it off.


The raw cashmere from the goats is screened, washed, and combed to become pure cashmere, which is then dyed, spun, knitted, and finished in more than 50 steps to make various types of cashmere garments. Cashmere is 1.5-2 times warmer than wool, feels smoother, and can be restored to flatness after a night of hanging. Cashmere is also very hygroscopic, so that the moisture in the air can be absorbed into the cashmere, and you won't feel wet and cold when you wear it close to your body.


Cashmere is fine, light, soft, warm, moisture-absorbent, produced in small quantities, and expensive. The diameter of cashmere is generally 13-19 microns. The main indicator of cashmere is also the thickness of the fiber, and the longer the fiber, the better the quality. Iran, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and China are the main sources of cashmere.


About cashmere products, you can see this 100% Gobi Mongolian Cashmere Turtleneck Plush Light Soft Sweater, this light soft Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater is perfect for staying warm and comfortable all winter long. Made with 100% Gobi Mongolian Cashmere, it's sure to keep you cozy and toasty no matter how cold it gets outside. Additionally, the turtleneck style will help protect you from the elements, making this sweater a must-have for any winter wardrobe.


With the same coverage area, the finer cashmere has a larger surface area and more still air can be trapped between the cashmere, so it has better warmth. Cashmere is eight times warmer than wool and lighter than wool, weighing only one-fifth of it, making it the perfect winter dressing fabric.

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