Thursday, April 7, 2011
As champagne must come from the Champagne region of France, so must cashmere have a very distinct pedigree to be considered cashmere. For soft wool to be called cashmere, it must come from the Shagadene sheep's belly in the Kashmir region of India. The Shagadene's bellies are sheered yearly at the Kashmir sheep festival. Such a distinct lineage really increases the price of true cashmere.