Captivating Cashmere

The journey from alpine mountaintops to Recreo San Miguel's workrooms is a long one...but the ultimate luxury fabric is worth the effort.

The journey from alpine mountaintops to Recreo San Miguel's workrooms is a long one...but the ultimate luxury fabric is worth the effort.

Like silk, cashmere instantly conveys luxury, quality, and indulgence. Like wool, it offers superb insulation, lasting durability, and versatility. Like linen, it can be woven into super-sheer fabric, or knitted into invitingly thick, plush fabric. As a result, cashmere is one of the world’s most desired and treasured fabrics.

While wool is produced from the fur of sheep, cashmere is obtained from the hair of goats; its name derives from the Kashmir region of northern India. Most cashmere today is sourced from herds in Afghanistan, India, China and Mongolia. 

Prized for thousands of years for its soft fibers, light weight and high tensile strength, cashmere became even more sought-after during the 18th century, when cashmere scarves and capes were introduced to England by the soldiers and merchants of the East India Trading Company. From there, the fabric’s popularity surged throughout Europe and the New World.

More than just luxuriously indulgent, cashmere garments are also a durable investment. They travel well and resist wrinkling; they offer great insulation...warm in the winter and cool in the spring; they are long-lasting and indeed (like all of us) improve with age.

Each season, a select few garments in Recreo San Miguel’s collections are made with cashmere. Shop our current cashmeres here.

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