It’s getting chilly outside. This is a sign that it’s high time to stock up cozy pull-overs. For the people with AD this can be quite a challenge because most of them do not support wool. I am one of them. Unfortunately the cotton pull-overs not always are a good solution, as they do not warm me up enough. Thanks God we have cashmere! It is true that it is quite pricy solution but believe me, it is worth the money! Just make sure you invest in a high quality cashmere from the very beginning so you can enjoy it lifetime. When it comes to buy a casmere sweater, follow few rules:
1. Always invest in 100% cashmere. A pure cashmere garment will be thinner, warmer, and more worth the money you spent. The Federal Trade Commission mandates that cashmere products be accurately labeled. Only pure cashmere sweaters can be labeled “100 Percent Cashmere.” If the sweater is a blend, the manufacturer is required to state the percentage of cashmere and the percentage of other fibers. If you don’t see a tag indicating the fiber content, let it go.
2. Look for items with 2-ply yarn rather than a single strand. This ultimately means more warmth and a stronger sweater that is less likely to pop a hole, and prevents pilling.
3. Get touchy-feely with your cashmere. Quality cashmere will bounce back from your touch and will neither pill nor wrinkle. It is also good to rub the fabric against your neck or under your chin — both sensitive skin spots. Although cashmere gets softer over time, if the fabric is itchy to start, it will continue to irritate your skin as you wear it.
4. Look for a tight knit.The looser the cashmere is woven or knitted, the more suspicious you need to be.
5. When it comes to cashmere, quality is queen. Buy from designers who specialize in cashmere or shop at large department stores that test their merchandise for quality.
6. Clean with care at the reputable dry cleaner.