Cashmere Difference: a Comparison of Natural Fibers

Cashmere Difference: a Comparison of Natural Fibers

At Lucky Bird Cashmere, we use only natural fibers  for all of our products. We consider this to be a key point of difference compared with other clothing and homewares retailers. We LOVE natural fibers, and here’s why:

Natural fibres are comfortable and healthy: pure cashmere or cotton never cause any problems for sensitive skin. Natural fibres also provide better ventilation. What can be better than warm and soft cashmere sweater in a cold winter day? Sleeping in cotton nightwear and under cotton sheets and covers will be a lot cooler than anything with synthetic content. Babies love our pure cashmere blankets!

Natural fibers can be safer for your health. Most synthetic fibers aren’t as water-absorbent as natural fibres. Water may trap between synthetic fibers, but it is not completely absorbed by the fiber, so the water may promote bacterial growth. This doesn’t happen with natural fibers.

Cashmere is our LOVE from the first sight! It's is a beautiful, soft, and durable fiber used for making luxury, warm and comfortable garnments. Cashmere is  also  hypoallergenic and tend to be softer and easier to tolerate for those who find sheep’s wool to be scratchy and uncomfortable. Angora and mohair are similar fibers to the cashmere, but each has unique characteristics that set it aside from the rest. Let’s take a look at what sets cashmere apart.

CASHMERE

Cashmere is a super soft and lightweight fiber. It's obtained from very special breed of Cashmere goats. 

 It’s softer, warmer, and more durable than sheep's wool, and its natural hypoallergenic qualities make it a great option for those allergic to wool. Cashmere is known for its excellence for heat insulation. as well. There are two coats of the Cashmere goat, consisting of a fine undercoat and a much coarser outer layer of hair called “guard hair”.

ANGORA

Angora wool is produced by the Angora rabbit. 

These fibers are hollow and light and have effective moisture-wicking capabilities. Angora is also great at retaining heat. Unlike wool fibers, angora is rarely used to create fabric as its fine, soft fibers are very fragile. Angora fibers are often blended into other wool soften and lighten them. Angora tends to be more expensive than alpaca and sheep’s wool as it takes many more small rabbits to make a garment than it does a sizable sheep or alpaca.

MOHAIR

Mohair is made from the hair of the beautiful, long-haired Angora goat. 

This fiber is durable, resilient, and well-known for its shiny luster. Mohair is often blended with other fibers to add sheen and can be easily dyed other natural or unnatural colors. Mohair consists of fibers that are non-flammable, crease-resistant, and durable. Mohair also tends to be more expensive than alpaca or wool and is considered a luxury fiber.

WOOL

Very warm  and popular fiber. Sheep’s wool  contains lanolin and can cause allergy reaction. Sheep’s wool is moisture absorbing and  also flammable.