You always hear and see sellers proclaiming their cashmere product to be “the best quality”, “the finest” or “the purest”. But, all of them selling these clothes in name of pashmina cannot be authentic, considering the limited production of this fur in regions around Kashmir valley of India along with China, Tibet or Mongolia.
The Himalayan goats that are reared in these areas are double-fleeced carrying a coarser overcoat and a finer and softer undercoat with high insulation capacity. A cashmere scarf, shawl or any other cloth made from it are thus three times warmer than other fabrics. However, it is interesting to note that these goats live only in those frigid conditions, and their number is limited.
Sounds fishy, right? Don’t worry, you just need to keep your eyes open and look for these signs while buying the purest scarf.