Marlow Pure Cashmere

Marlow Pure Cashmere

What is Cashmere?

Cashmere is the ultimate in luxury, a sought-after fibre that’s described as "fibre gem" or "soft gold". Cashmere is renowned for being one of the softest and most luxurious yarns in the world. Cashmere wool is a fine layer that grows at the roots of a goat's coarse hair. Due to the extreme cold, the cashmere goat has developed an undercoat of thin hair fibres, which acts as an insulator and keeps the animal warm. This cashmere undergrowth is collected during spring moulting season.

Cashmere can resist wind and cold and naturally adapts to the climate. The colder the environment, the better the quality of cashmere. In the spring, when the goats start to shed their winter coat, they are combed or trimmed by hand to extract the downy undercoat.

Cashmere fibre is the softest, warmest and lightest-weight natural fibre you can find, the yarn is also very durable, so it is designed to last for many seasons to come and gets better with age.

For those with sensitive skin, Cashmere is hypoallergenic, so if you can’t wear wool next to your skin as it is just too scratchy and makes you itch, then cashmere is for you.

As the raw material comes from living animals, animal welfare is very important to us. We make sure to only work with herders and farmers who take good care of their goats. Cashmere goats can thrive in harsh climates, where other animals cannot survive, and their fibres can be harvested without harming the animal.


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Marlow Cashmere

Marlow Cashmere yarn is sourced directly from Inner Mongolia and is Oeko-Tex certified, ensuring it meets stringent environmental and social responsibility criteria. Our Cashmere is also certified and meets The Good Cashmere Standard®.

The Good Cashmere Standard comprises regulations on animal welfare, the protection of the environment and biodiversity as well as management criteria for small as well as large farms, buying as well as dehairing stations.

Our yarn provider selects high-quality cashmere fibres from Inner Mongolia, and has carried out more than 300 natural energy-saving processes to achieve product quality. As a customer, you can always feel assured of this when purchasing and wearing our cashmere products.

Marlow Cashmere is the new luxury; quality without compromise.



Why Choose Cashmere?

Why do we gravitate towards cashmere, you might wonder? The answer lies in its myriad of enticing properties. Cashmere isn't just a yarn, it's an experience. Luxuriously soft to the touch, it envelops you in warmth and comfort, making every moment a sensory delight. Its insulating properties ensure that you stay cosy in the chilliest of climates, while its lightweight nature adds a layer of elegance without the bulk. Its premium quality guarantees longevity, ensuring that your investment stands the test of time, becoming not just a garment, but a cherished heirloom.

Understanding Cashmere

Marlow Cashmere comes in 7gg and 14gg gauges. The term gauge (gg) denotes the number of stitches per inch, indicating the thickness of the garment. The higher the gauge the finer the knit.

Marlow's cashmere fibre boasts a micron measurement of 15.9um, signifying its fineness. Microns, which measure the diameter of the fibre, determine the softness of the yarn. With a micron range of 15-30, Marlow Cashmere falls within the finer grade, specifically between 14-19 microns. For comparison, a human hair typically measures around 100 microns.

Marlow's cashmere fibres have a length of 40mm in a relaxed state, indicative of their superior quality. Fibre length directly correlates with quality, with longer fibres being preferred for their durability and luxurious feel.

Caring for Your Cashmere

Caring for your cashmere doesn't have to be hard! With a knitwear comb, a wool or cashmere detergent and our Marlow Storage Bag, your cashmere should last for seasons to come. Read more about how to take care of your cashmere below:

Natural fabrics do not need to be washed as regularly as synthetics. Cashmere has its own antibacterial properties that help to keep it fresh, even after a number of wears.

We always recommend washing your cashmere by hand. To hand-wash, fill a sink with cold water and add a small amount of gentle wool wash. Swirl the sweater gently in the water, avoiding rubbing to prevent damage, and then squeeze it lightly for a few minutes before rinsing it in clean, repeating until all suds are removed. Never use fabric softener on cashmere as it can damage the fibres.

When drying your cashmere, gently squeeze out excess water by rolling it in a dry towel before laying it flat to dry. Avoid twisting or wringing the fabric. Never tumble or hang out to dry. Keep the cashmere out of direct sunlight and away from sources of heat, such as radiators.

To keep your cashmere looking its best, our cashmere comb has been designed to gently remove any pilling without ruining the delicate cashmere fabric, and will keep your garments in impeccable condition for years to come. You can purchase our cashmere comb here.

Do not hang your cashmere garments up for storage. Fold them and store them in a drawer or a storage bag. If you are having troubles with moths, put a few cedar balls in the drawer or box and the moths will stay away.

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WOMEN OF MARLOW | Megan Hutchison

WOMEN OF MARLOW | Megan Hutchison