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What is the difference between baby cashmere and traditional cashmere?

baby cashmere

Baby Cashmere is extremely rare and precious and…more expensive. It is obtained from baby goats.

The fibre is gathered by combing procedure, only once in a goat’s life (from three to twelve months old)
This cashmere is available in limited quantities: 80 grams of soft down from one baby goat (adult goat prodices 250 grams). After deahiring coarser outer fibres, is reduced to 30-40 usable grams.

So it takes the fleece of 19 baby goats to make one sweater, the fleece of 58 kids to make an overcoat.
Kid’s cashmere is much finer: the average diameter of each fibre is about 13-13.5 micron. Each fibre of the best traditional cashmere is about 14,5 micron.

As a result – incredible lightness and softness.

But not all can notice the difference between traditional cashmere and baby cashmere. Often only a true expert can understand it.
It is good to point out that the term baby cashmere is sometimes used for cashmere wool that has not been woven or processed before. In this case, the wool can come from an adult cashmere goat.

In order to ensure that you are buying genuine baby cashmere, you should strictly look at reputed cashmere manufacturers such as Loro Piana that was the first to develop baby cashmere and holds the trademark for the name.

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Baby Cashmere – The Long Journey Of Excellence

Loro Piana Baby Cashmere

We found that Loro Piana publics photographic books on the origin of their raw materials .

The book dedicated to Baby Cashmere speaks about the long and fascinating journey into the remote, pristine lands of Mongolia to buy cashmere and baby cashmere .

A large book of photographs , divided into six chapters , which traces the journey showing incredible views between steppe and desert , where people and animals have always lived in harmony in a wild nature.

Souce: Loro Piana site


Abbiamo scoperto che Loro Piana pubblica dei volumi fotografici sull’origine delle loro materie prime.

Il libro dedicato al Baby Cashmere parla del lungo e affascinante viaggio nelle terre remote e incontaminate della Mongolia per acquistare il cashmere e il baby cashmere.

Un grande volume fotografico, suddiviso in 6 capitoli, che ripercorre il viaggio mostrando incredibili panorami tra steppa e deserto, in cui uomini e animali vivono da sempre in armonia con una natura aspra e selvaggia.


Fonte: Sito Loro Piana