19 Aug Friday Files – Cosy Cashmere
The word “cashmere” is often associated with a comfy scarf or coat. Especially during the colder days of winter, we reach for this luxuriously soft wool to keep us warm and cosy. While a favourite fiber typically used for clothing, cashmere has endless possibilities for creating chic interiors.
Two of Boyac’s fabric houses, de Le Cuona and Metaphores, offer various cashmeres. They can be used for a special pair of curtains, accent cushions, or a unique throw as a finishing touch to a room. A few favourites include:
de Le Cuona “Feather Cashmere” in three colourways, which can be used unlined or lined
Metaphores “Rally,” a linen/cashmere blend that is both soft and resilient
The word cashmere originates from Kashmir, the region in northern India and Pakistan where it has been manufactured for thousands of years. The price point of cashmere is higher than many other fabrics due to the labour-intensive process of transforming it from the hair of a goat to a beautifully spun final product. Beneath the goats’ coarse hair lies an undercoat of superfine fibers on the underbelly. This hair must be sorted by hand, separating out the superfine fibers. These fibers are then knitted into clothing or spun into fabric.