1. What are the differences between pure cashmere and other wool, such as merino wool?
1) Pure cashmere is spun from a Kashmir goat, reared in China, Mongolia, Afghanistan and Iran. This flossy wool grows beneath the outer layer of a goat’s hair to protect the goat against the severe weather of the regions. It is collected by combing in the Spring. Cashmere isn’t the actual coat of the goat but a minimal part of the goat’s hair. The rarity of this wool, which is known to be just a few ounces per goat in a year, makes it the most sought after wool
Other wools such as merino wool is derived from different breeds of sheep, such as Poll Merinos, which have no horns. Varied by degrees of softness and sturdiness, these other wools usually are the actual coat of the sheep. Once a year, this wool coat is sheared off the animal. They generally serve as great knitting material for outer coat
2) The strands of cashmere wool have a natural crimp and a warm feel. The natural structure of the wool strands, eases out the process of wool making, as the fibers can be spun finely into light fabric. The crimpt is directly proportional to the quality of the spun wool. The heavy structure of the fibers, makes the wool very warm and lightweight. This is the reason why cashmere is popularly used to making fashion clothing and bare essentials as well. This wool can be worn in all types of winters. Highly durable in nature, cashmere wool garments are definitely worth the price, as they last more than what you would spend on regular warm clothing
2. Are cashmeres all the same? What makes high quality cashmere?
Cashmere quality varies in fiber thickness, length, color and purity:
Thickness: According to the Boston-based Cashmere and Camel Manufacturers Institute, no more than 19 micron mean diameters can be regarded a cashmere. High grade cashmere diameters ranged from 13.5-16 microns (Zynni cashmere uses 14.3-15.5 micron fine Inner Mongolia cashmere)
Length: cashmere with short length tends to pill more. Inner Mongolia cashmere, with length ranges from 41mm to 47mm, is known to be among the longest
Color: Very light “White for white” Chinese Inner Mongolia cashmere is the rarest, finest and most expensive cashmere fiber. It is used mainly for white yarn and for pastel colors
Purity: Unintentional contamination with other fibers through careless processing or intentional adulterated with cheaper fiber to increase short term margin are the main contributory factors behind some of the poor quality “cashmere” products. Zynni cashmere uses only Grade A 100% fine and superfine cashmere in all of our garment.
3. What is No-Dye cashmere? How manage natural colors are there in cashmere?
Cashmere has four natural colors: White, Grey, Brown and Purple. To release these beautiful natural colors in cashmere, a process of dehairing, washing and no dye purification is employed. The results are these naturally color cashmere that are both elegant and ecologically friendly.
4. Do you have other No-Dye garments in the pipeline?
The designer, Qing Hua, is a strong advocate of eco friendly dye and no dye cashmere. She is eager to continue build up her no dye collection, including design products for baby and young children
5. Could you tell me about the producer of Zynni Cashmere garments? Their product quality and compliance of international labour and environmental law?
Zynni cashmere has selected from dozens of cashmere manufactuers in China a top one to produce our garments. The manufacturer is a spinoff from Erdos, the largest cashmere producer and manufacturer in the world. In addition to Zynni Cashmere, our manufacturer has its own well established cashmer label and is also the producer for the best cashmere brands from Europe and US.
The manufacturer employs 450 experienced workers and specializs in cashmere products with one of the best facilities in cashmere production. It won top awards in 2010-2013 for environmental protection and for providing excellent working conditions
6. I want to buy a garment but want to use a color that is only in your color page, can I order that color? What about the type of cashmere?
Yes, we can accommodate your color selection as long as it is one of the colors in the cashmere group – we have 3 types of cashmere, 100% fine cashmere, 100% superfine cashmere and 100% no-dye fine cashmere. Make sure the color you select is within the group of cashmere for your selected garment(s)