While wool and cashmere are both amazing for different reasons, cashmere is warmer than wool. Cashmere is lighter than wool and it helps you maintain your body temperature. This will keep you warm without overheating you. It’s also a very breathable fabric so you can wear it during many seasons of the year!
Cashmere can be a bit finicky when it comes to caring for it. Data varies on how long a cashmere sweater can last, but the general consensus is 10+ years if cared for properly. That’s a pretty long time for a garment. This helps justify the expense a bit more too as it can last for a very long time and it’s very high-quality material.
Are your cashmere crew sweaters wrinkled from sitting in the back of your closet for too long? If you don't have time to let the creases fall out naturally, put your iron on its setting for wool, but make sure it's clean first, or you may leave stains behind. Lay your sweater on the ironing board and cover it with a pressing cloth before getting to work. Be careful and only let the iron rest in a single place for a few seconds at a time.
Keeping cashmere clean doesn't have to be hard – it can often go in the washing machine. If you have an old model that's rough on clothes though, it might not be the best idea. However, a modern, front-loading machine with a delicate or hand wash cycle should be perfectly fine. Always use a special detergent formulated for wool and other delicate fabrics, though. You can also keep your cashmere extra safe by placing it in a mesh washing bag before tossing it in the machine.