Women know it very well, cashmere scarves are the timeless accessory to have in your wardrobe! It is a luxurious, elegant and warm material that has been pleasing many women for a long time!
In this article, we will tell you more about cashmere. We'll tell you about what cashmere really is, what it's good for, and what a cashmere scarf can do for you. However, cashmere is not without drawbacks and has serious consequences such as its regard to ecology. We will therefore present an alternative to cashmere. Do you want to find out what this material is? Then come and discover it in this article!
PRESENTATION OF CASHMERE
Cashmere is an animal fibre derived from the long, silky hair of the cashmere goat. In winter, to protect these animals from the cold, a hair duvet doubles their summer coat. It is down that is sheared at the time of the goats' spring moult. There can be several types of fibre: raw, which comes directly from the animal; treated, which is washed and ready to be processed; virgin, which is the fibre processed for the first time; recycled, which has already been used.
Cashmere is a very fine fibre (from 19 to less than 12 microns) and very soft. The name comes from the region of Kashmir, where the horned goats originally came from.
The world's largest cashmere producer is China, followed by Mongolia. Pure cashmere can be dyed and spun to make sweaters, socks, etc. and can be cut and assembled to make scarves, blankets, and all kinds of other clothing. But until the 19th century, it was mainly used to make shawls.
Regarding its virtues, cashmere is especially known for its warmth and lightness. This material has small air cushions present between the fibres, which allow the clothes to store heat and insulate from the cold. Cashmere is also breathable, which prevents heat from building up. It is also a very soft material that does not itch. It allows the production of high-quality textiles and is very much in demand in the luxury sector.
CASHMERE SCARF FOR WOMEN
Women who are looking for an elegant and luxurious scarf most often turn to cashmere scarves. Indeed, they are timeless fashion accessories that you can wear all seasons because of the virtues of this material. Nowadays, it is possible to find all kinds of cashmere scarves, in all colours and with a lot of patterns available so that you can match them to your entire wardrobe! You will always find one to your taste. Moreover, thanks to the flexibility of cashmere, it is possible to wear your scarf in many different ways, which is ideal: several looks with the same scarf! They allow you to give pep to your outfits! The cashmere scarf has been worn for many years and remains a sure and authentic value.
As I was saying, cashmere scarves are practical because you can wear them in all seasons. Thanks to certain properties of cashmere, scarves are perfect for winter because they are very warm but also perfect for other seasons because they adapt to temperature variations. What's more, they don't make you sweat!
It is therefore necessary to take good care of your cashmere scarves! This material requires more than adequate maintenance to be able to keep your scarf in time. It can quickly shrink or get damaged if it is not properly maintained. It is better to air your scarves instead of washing them often, it is recommended to wash them by hand in warm water, rinse them very briefly, use a soft detergent especially for wool, and absolutely not to go to the tumble dryer!
ALTERNATIVE TO CASHMERE: ALPACA
Cashmere not only has advantages, but it also has serious disadvantages. Indeed, the high demand for cashmere combined with the difficulty of production leads to scarcity and enormous costs. The goat produces only 150 grams of fibre per year, while a scarf requires 180 grams. Because of this, goat herds are intensively reared, causing land desertification and an increase in dust clouds. So we see that cashmere causes environmental concerns with the decrease of vegetation and animal welfare concerns with the mistreatment of cashmere goats. The production of this material is then in opposition to the standards of ethical fashion.
You then ask yourself: "What could bring me the advantages of cashmere without the ethical disadvantages? We have the answer for you: Alpaca fiber.
Alpacas live mainly in Latin America in the Andes Cordillera and their breeding is much more ecological. This animal does not pull the root out of the grass when it grazes on it, it will simply cut it. The grass grows back much more easily and quickly. Moreover, the Alpaca has small pads and therefore does not damage the soil, which is therefore preserved. Alpacas live in their natural habitat and freely, so we are not talking about intensive breeding here. The wool comes from the annual shearing of the animal.
Then, the Alpaca produces a larger quantity of wool than the goat, and of a higher quality than cashmere! Moreover, Alpaca fibre does not pilling, unlike cashmere.
And Alpaca fiber has a lot of virtues! It stands out for its insulating power and unequalled softness! It adapts to your body temperature due to its thermoregulatory properties and is hypoallergenic, which is ideal for the most sensitive people. It has a high resistance and is easy to care for, so you can keep your products much longer. In fact, it is one of the most prestigious materials in the world.
You have been convinced and want to buy an Alpaca wool scarf? Here we offer you the BellePaga brand! It is a brand with great values such as respect for the animal, local production in Peru, fair payment to local artisans, and ecology. So don't hesitate any longer and fall for a BellePaga Alpaca wool scarf! You'll find what you're looking for among all the colours and looks available!
Alpaca scarves from BellePaga
, the Brussels brand that can be found on www.bellepaga.com
, offers you baby alpaca wool scarves that give you a feeling of comfort and softness like you've never felt before.
Baby alpaca wool offers a maximum of softness and warmth.
It is known internationally and presented as the finest and most luxurious wool in the world. It has many virtues such as resistance (4 times more resistant than sheep), softness, warmth (7 times warmer than sheep wool), waterproofing and it is a hypoallergenic fiber.
In short, "Baby Alpaca" corresponds to the fiber of Alpaca which is between 18 and 22 microns. It is a very fine fiber that represents the softest part of the Alpaca's hair. Moreover, alpaca fiber does not require chemical treatment, bleaching or dyeing and has many ecological virtues.
BellePaga offers different models of women's scarves that will help you face the cold winters. There is something for everyone! The beginning of a long story...
BellePaga is the story of two young Belgian friends, one of whom grew up in Bolivia among these beautiful landscapes and animals. Alpaca wool, also known as the wool of the gods, has exceptional virtues that are too little known on our continent, yet are very precious for the most sensitive and cold among us.
This is why they decided to launch together their brand of natural, comfortable and elegant clothing and accessories made of Alpaca wool for women, men and the home.
It is a new brand that finds the perfect balance between comfort, warmth and elegance, with a modern and pure style that is a soft mix between natural and urban. It is also a brand with strong values related to nature, fair trade and sustainable development.
The Alpaca is a cousin of the Llama which lives on the very high plateaus of the Andes, in South America, at more than 4000m of altitude. This animal produces a fine and silky wool with exceptional virtues. Indeed, it is extremely comfortable because of its softness, lightness and unequalled warmth.
Discover all our baby alpaca wool scarves from BellePaga
, which will keep you warm all winter long, on the website www.bellepaga.com