All the differences between mixed and pure cashmere

"Mixed cashmere" and "pure cashmere" differ mainly in the composition of the materials used in the manufacture of the fabrics. We at Melerik.it offer both combinations.

“Pure cashmere” refers to a fabric that is made exclusively of cashmere, a fine fiber obtained from the shearing of cashmere goats. This type of fabric is known for its softness, lightness and ability to retain body heat.

On the other hand, "cashmere blend" refers to a fabric that combines cashmere with other fibers, such as wool, silk, or synthetics such as polyester. This mixture can be made for various purposes, for example to improve the durability of the fabric, to reduce costs or to obtain specific characteristics, such as greater comfort or ease of maintenance.

In short, while "pure cashmere" offers all the distinctive characteristics of cashmere, "cashmere blend" can offer a wider range of characteristics depending on the materials with which it is blended.

Melerik offers men's and women's clothing and accessories in cashmere blend or pure cashmere.

Melerik cashmere hat detail

Choose between cashmere blend and pure cashmere

The choice between a cashmere blend fabric and a pure cashmere fabric depends on personal preferences, specific needs and the intended use of the clothing item.

Here are some considerations that can help you decide:

Softness and luxury: If you are looking for the ultimate in softness and luxury, pure cashmere is the best choice. It is known for its incredibly soft and comfortable hand feel.

Warmth and insulation: Pure cashmere offers excellent thermal insulation capacity, keeping the body warm even in intense cold conditions. If you live in a cold climate or want a piece that offers warmth without adding too much bulk, pure cashmere may be the best choice.

Durability and strength: Cashmere blend fabric can offer greater durability and strength than pure cashmere, especially if it is blended with fibers such as wool. This can be important if you plan to wear the item frequently or if you want greater resistance to wear over time.

Price: Pure cashmere tends to be more expensive than blended cashmere, as it requires a greater amount of cashmere fiber in production. If you're on a budget, cashmere blend may be a more affordable choice that still offers many of the characteristics of cashmere.

Ease of care: Some cashmere blend fabrics may be easier to care for and wash than pure cashmere, which often requires special care. If you prefer items that require less attention during care and cleaning, you could opt for a blended fabric.

Also consider the intended use of the garment (for example, an everyday piece or a special occasion piece), your lifestyle and your personal preferences before making a decision.

Cashmere Melerik anthracite color in detail

Production difference between pure cashmere and mixed cashmere

The production of pure cashmere and cashmere blend fabrics has significant differences in the processing of the fibers and the weaving process. Here is an overview of the main differences in production:

Fiber selection: In the case of pure cashmere, only high quality cashmere fibers are used, obtained from the shearing of cashmere goats. These fibers are carefully selected to ensure the best quality and softness. In the case of cashmere blend, cashmere fibers are used together with other fibers, such as wool, silk or synthetic.

Fiber Blending: In the cashmere blend manufacturing process, cashmere fibers are blended with other fibers during spinning or weaving. This can be done for various purposes, such as improving the durability, strength or aesthetic characteristics of the fabric.

Spinning: In the case of pure cashmere, the cashmere fibers are spun separately to create pure cashmere yarns. In the case of cashmere blend, cashmere fibers are spun together with other fibers to create a blended yarn.

Weaving: During the weaving process, cashmere yarns (pure or mixed) are woven together to create the final fabric. In the case of pure cashmere, the fabric will be composed exclusively of cashmere yarns. In the case of cashmere blend, the fabric will contain cashmere yarns along with other fibers.

Finishing: After weaving, the fabric can be subjected to various finishing processes, such as washing, ironing and treatment to improve the hand or appearance of the fabric. These processes may differ slightly depending on the type of fabric, but in general, both pure cashmere and cashmere blends can undergo finishing processes to improve their properties.

In summary, while pure cashmere uses exclusively high-quality cashmere fibers, blended cashmere combines cashmere fibers with other fibers during the production process to achieve specific characteristics in the final fabric.