The cashmere fiber contains many of the same abilities as wool, but the fiber is even softer and commonly preferred by people sensitive to wool. Cashmere is perceived as the most luxurious material among animal fibers because of its softness, lightness and timeless aesthetic appeal. It shares the wool fiber ́s ability to neutralize unpleasant odor and is breathable. Due to the fibers ́ fineness, it is about 10% weaker than wool and is also more likely to pill compared to wool garments, but this can be maintained with a cashmere comb. Cashmere is also biodegradable and possible to recycle into new yarn.
It is a concern that the grasslands cannot support the necessary fodder of the cashmere goats rearing in China and Magnolia, due to a big increase in cashmere demand. FWSS use cashmere for selected items that are designed for longevity.
We believe the material makes for long lasting, beautiful and functional garments – and in the end increased utility and appreciation of a garment is the ultimate goal and the most favorable result in terms of sustainability.