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Tips on How to Buy Cashmere Jumpers Probably what comes to your mind when you hear cashmere is luxury and softness. Cashmere garments are made from wool. They originated from Scotland and are of high quality. The following tips should serve as a guideline when you are buying cashmere jumpers. First off, make sure you have enough money to make the purchase. If you do not already know, cashmere apparel does not come cheap. Since the jumper is 100% woolen, you should be prepared to spend not less than 200 dollars. Most people cannot afford to spend that much money on a single jumper. However, if you save you can buy one. There are hundreds of knock-offs in the market. To tell if the jumper is indeed made of cashmere, pull the sides gently then release. If the jumper goes back to its original shape, then it is cashmere. If it does not then you are probably dealing with a blend of cashmere and something else. Another tip when buying cashmere is to feel the fabric. Poor quality cashmere has a coarse or fuzzy feel. Real cashmere is very soft. However, it is important to note that light colored cashmere garments feel softer than their darker counterparts. The reason for this is that the dyes applied to the latter are harsher on the yarns. Be sure to check the labeling. Lots of garments are passed off as cashmere when they are not. If the price is too good to be true, it most likely is. When buying a jumper, make sure that it is a two-ply knit because it will be sturdier than one-ply. If you are not sure that you can pick out real cashmere jumpers from fakes, consider taking a friend or colleague when you go shopping. Remember to take good care of the jumper so that it lasts long. References: