Cashmere is forever…
If you take good care of it. I have cashmere sweaters that I’ve had for almost ten years, and they still look as good as new. And since my cashmere sweaters and cardigans are in classic styles, I can keep wearing them forever.
Which is good, given that buying cashmere is a bit of an investment. But it is an investment worth every penny, and in the long run a lot cheaper than buying half a dozen poor quality sweaters that end up in a landfill after just a few weeks or months. Still, with a limited budget, I can only indulge on one new cashmere sweater or cardigan per year. So, I need to pick garments I can wear over and over again without getting tired of them.
Yes, all my cold weather knitwear is cashmere. That’s because I only buy knitwear that actually keeps me warm. There are lot of trendy big, bulky cardigans in shops now, but a lot of them are at least 50% acrylic. And acrylic is the biggest rip off ever. Not only will it start pilling like crazy after the first wash (or even before), it will do nothing to keep you warm. Think about it: you’re wearing this enormous knitted coat or a blanket scarf, and you’re shivering with cold. Something is wrong with this picture…
Cashmere, on the other hand, never fails. A thin cardi or sweater is all you need. But wool (or mohair or angora) works just as well,you say. Yes, it does. But I can’t wear it. For the same reason I can’t have a cat or cuddle a dog: allergies. Never mind how soft the wool is, it still makes me itch. And an angora sweater… Well, I could just as well rub a kitten all over my face, the result is the same (swollen eyes, blotchy skin, sneezing and wheezing…). Of course, I could layer a t-shirt under a wool sweater. Except that I can’t stand that much layering, it makes me feel I’m suffocating. So, nothing comes between me and my cashmere…
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