Why is cashmere so effing expensive?
...and 31 other fashion queries answered
Cashmere wool comes from the Kashmir goat’s undercoat fur, which it sheds every year. The goats are only bred in a few areas of Mongolia, Tibet, Iran and China, and a single cashmere jumper requires the year-long fur of at least two goats... hence the hefty price tag. So every time you wrap that pashmina around your shoulders, whisper thanks to the naked Tibetan goat.