What is Cashmere and How to Shop for it (video)
Where does cashmere come from? Why is it so expensive? Is all cashmere created equally?
Not all cashmere is of equal quality, says Sharon Haver, fashion guru and founder of FocusOnStyle.com (see video above).
"Fine cashmere comes from a longer fiber," she says. "What you want to look for in better cashmere is that it has a longer fiber. It will be more sturdy and will have a better drape to it. Cheaper cashmere usually has a shorter fiber and can break or pill and won't last as long."
Check out the Sharon Haver's related video on how to care for and store your cashmere.