What is the highest quality cashmere?

by Mills Hawkins

Cashmere is a type of wool that comes from the Cashmere goat. The finest quality Cashmere wool is made from the soft, downy undercoat of the goat, which grows during the winter months to provide insulation against the cold. The quality of Cashmere wool is determined by a number of factors, including the fineness of the fibers, the length of the fibers, and the uniformity of the fibers. The longest, finest, and most uniform fibers are considered to be the highest quality. Other factors that can affect the quality of Cashmere wool include the way it is processed, the way it is spun, and the way it is knit or woven. Ultimately, the highest quality Cashmere wool is soft, luxurious, and durable, with a beautiful drape and a natural sheen.

Cashmere Grades

  • Grade A: The highest quality cashmere as the fibres will both be the longest and finest. ...
  • Grade B: This will be thicker, and not as soft as Grade A, with a diameter of 19 microns. ...
  • Grade C: This is the lowest quality grade for cashmere, as the fibres are much thicker with a diameter of around 30 microns.