The cashmere sweater: the slow fashion item to have in your wardrobe

It's starting to get cooler and for another year we're betting on cashmere. This special fabric, soft and warm, will give an elegant touch to your winter looks. A cashmere sweater is one of the must-haves in your wardrobe, a piece to invest in, as it will last a long time. Plus, you'll get a lot of use out of it.

If inspiration fails, wear a cashmere sweater with jeans and a heel. This outfit will get you out of trouble on more than one occasion. In addition, it is a very versatile garment that you can combine with another, even for a special occasion. In this post we tell you which are the best brands that we offer at IL Baco Da Seta and how to take care of them so that they last for years.

Cashmere what is it?

Cashmere is one of the most precious fibers in the world and is used to make jersey, among other things. It is light, soft and extremely warm, 3 times warmer than sheep's wool.

Cashmere comes from a goat originally from the Kashmir region in the Himalayas, where temperatures often exceed -30 degrees, but these animals are now raised elsewhere as well.

To obtain the hair that is used to produce the garments, the goats are combed, not sheared . This fiber can only be obtained once a year, more precisely arriving in spring. When the fiber is obtained, they are cleaned and carefully selected.

Why do we talk about slow fashion? It is a type of fashion where the processes and resources used for production, in this case of sweaters, are taken into account, respecting the planet and animals. In fact, each of the brands we offer at IL Baco Da Seta (Scaglione and Absolut cashmere) respect these values.

Our cashmere sweater brands for women


This Italian jersey brand offers high-quality contemporary garments every season. In each of the production processes, the brand's values ​​are perfectly respected: quality craftsmanship, natural threads and colors.

Scaglione is characterized by offering jerseys designed with materials and techniques that are constantly evolving, taking care of animals in the best way. The colors you can find range from the usual classics, black, white and gray to the most vibrant ones, like yellow.

Absolute Kashmir

Animal welfare is the main concern of this brand. That's why they have their own goats to get the fiber in spring, which is when they no longer need that hair that protects them from the cold.

Absolut Cashmere artisans use a precise comb, delicately, to care for the goats. The sweater models of this brand are sophisticated with impeccable finishes.

Style: how to wear the cashmere sweater?

For the first look we selected a combination with a lot of style, which cannot be missing from your wardrobe. As we all know, this year, you can be comfortable and elegant at the same time.

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The leather pants and the cashmere sweater (in this case with buttons on the front and v-neck) are a perfect duo to wear on different occasions: work, special dinner, etc. The colors selected were beige and natural tones, an ideal formula if you want to achieve an elegant look.

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To complete, sneakers are this season's must for any outfit and for the coldest days, what better way to do it than with a terry cloth coat with a collar and lapel.

For the second look, we opt for an outfit that always works: a satin skirt and a cashmere sweater, to which we add a full-body sweater underneath because the neckline is quite wide. Believe it or not, you can combine these clothes with each other for a special occasion.

This outfit is sober, because we selected monochrome clothes, but if you prefer you can mix some colors, it looks great too. To complete, some satin sandals in an old pink tone add even more elegance to the look.

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How to care for your cashmere sweater

High-quality cashmere fiber requires delicate care. Therefore, to maintain it, we advise you to pay attention to these points.

  • To avoid pilling, try not to rub the sweater with objects such as keys, bags, zippers, etc.
  • Softness in the jersey: avoid wearing the jersey for more than 3 days in a row. In this way, the fiber can rest and immediately recover its original shape.
  • Do not hang the cashmere sweater because it may become deformed. Store it folded in your closet, in a cool, dry place.
  • Do not expose yourself to direct sun when washing.
  • Protect from moths by placing a credo bag in the closet.