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How to Buy Cashmere Gloves

A sumptuous treat for yourself or a luxurious gift for a loved one, cashmere gloves will be a snap to find with these tips.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Get the real thing Get gloves made of 100 percent cashmere, written on the label, instead of a blend for the highest quality.
  • Step 2: Find 2-ply Find gloves with at least two-ply yarn instead of a single ply for gloves that will be warmer, stronger, and resist pilling.
  • Step 3: Perform touch test Touch the material before purchasing. The gloves should feel extremely soft and smooth.
  • TIP: Avoid cashmere that feels fuzzy, stiff, or scratchy.
  • Step 4: Perform stretch test Stretch the fabric to test the loft. Quality fibers will snap back into shape, while lesser-quality knits will stretch out quickly.
  • Step 5: Buy from trusted sources Buy from a large department store that employs quality control testing, or from a trusted label that specializes in cashmere.
  • FACT: Cashmere originates from Kashmiri goats found in the Himalayas.

You Will Need

  • Proof of material
  • 2-ply yarn
  • Quality fibers
  • Large department store
  • Trusted labels

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