Cashmere Quality Control

If you find yourself doing some pre-Fall prowling for cashmere in the local thrift store here are a few tips to make sure you spend your money wisely.

  1. Carefully stretch the body of the sweater to see if it snaps back.  Lower quality cashmere won’t snap back in shape.
  2. The thicker the sweater feels, the more dense the gauge of the knit. This means more cashmere!
  3. A label that says “Made in Italy” or “Made in Scotland” likely means a better quality item.

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About Jody Thompson

I'm going to blog about my many shopping escapades. Whether it is a used book store, a thrift shop or a consignment shop-- I'm here to tell all about my experiences. When I find great stuff-- I'll let you know. I'm sending good karma to all the thrifty shoppers out there!
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