Cashmere stands out as the sustainable choice when compared to synthetic materials due to its eco-friendly production process. Derived from the soft undercoat of cashmere goats, its fibres grow back seasonally, allowing for a renewable and repeatable harvesting process that is harmless to the goats. To ensure the welfare of animals, workers, and the environment, our yarn suppliers at CAZ Studio are proudly certified by The Good Cashmere Standard (GCS).
The term "ply" denotes the number of threads that are twisted together to create a single strand of cashmere yarn. When two threads are combined, it results in 2 ply cashmere. For three threads, it's referred to as 3 ply, and so forth. Generally, a higher ply count indicates a heavier and warmer fabric, which may be suitable for colder weather or more robust garments. The number of plies used can influence the overall feel, texture, and durability of the cashmere item.
The gauge indicates the tightness of the cashmere knit, measured by the number of stitches per inch. A higher gauge number indicates a finer piece. So, a cashmere sweater with a 12-gauge knit would be thicker and more suitable for colder weather, providing warmth and a slightly more textured appearance compared to lower gauge cashmere garments, which tend to be lighter and more delicate.