Cashmere Shawls from Mildred Hoit

 

Cashmere Shawls from Mildred Hoit

     At Mildred Hoit, our mission is to provide you with the highest quality selections and personalized service. View our full selection of cashmere here

Below, we have highlighted some of our favorites! 
  • The Cashmere Ruffle Wrap is a wonderful shawl that will serve you for years to come! The ruffled edge adds a touch of elegance and sophistication. It is the perfect layer for a night at the opera or for an outdoor wedding! 



 

  • The Cat's Meow Cashmere Shawl is cute, chic, stylish, and perfect for any cat lover! It is made of a featherweight cashmere. 
  • The Cheval Cashmere Printed Shawl is a featherweight cashmere shawl that is a fabulous year round shawl. It is offered in both Marine (pictured above) and Aqua. Pair with a casual white button down blouse or even with a beautiful navy dress! 

 

  • The Cashmere Poncho Cape - Our clients love this poncho because it offers you a layer of warmth and leaves you hands free and ready to go about your day. We love the elegant ivory trim that elevates this look. This is also a fabulous piece to travel with! 
  • If you love to add a pop of color to your look, then the Verona Cashmere Shawl is a great piece for you. Pair this with navy for a show-stopping combination! 

     Shop our collection of Cashmere shawls while they are still in stock because trust us when we say you do not want to miss this! We invite you to read below about the history and uniqueness of cashmere as well as how to care for your cashmere pieces. 

 

What Makes Cashmere Unique?

     Cashmere is one of the softest fibers in the world. The art of refining the natural fibers is an extremely rigorous process. Artisans begin by gathering hair from goats and begin the process to create the fabric that we know and love today. Cashmere is a well-known and widely popular product in today's market. In the past, cashmere was considered a luxury reserved for royalty.

     Cashmere is produced in a couple of different thicknesses. First, there is a very lightweight or featherweight product that is extremely popular. This is the perfect weight for season in Palm Beach or even springtime at the Cape or in the Hamptons! The second familiar way that cashmere is produced is as a heavier knit. It provides a lovely warmth and comfort for the extremely cold climates such as Colorado in the winter! 

History of Cashmere

     Buyers have sought this material for centuries. Merchants would travel from all lengths of the globe to trade for this precious material. Markets began opening in the Middle East and Europe. There has also been an increased focus on artisans to producing cashmere that is both a sustainable and ethical. 

 Cashmere Care

     Cashmere is very delicate must be handled carefully in order to maintain the softness and shape of the fabric. We recommend hand-washing cashmere with cold water and a very gentle detergent. We have found Woolite to be a very effective cleaner. Soak the garment and gently ring out excess water. Lay the item flat to dry in order to keep the original shape. 
How to Identify Quality Cashmere

 

Touch & Feel of the Cashmere

     A high quality cashmere will have a plush feel to it. If the fabric has a bit of a slick feel to it, then it is a lower quality cashmere.

Color of the Cashmere

     We recommend examining cashmere carefully before investing. A quality cashmere that will last for years will also come at a slightly higher price. You will often find design flaws in cashmere that are not high-quality. 

Thickness of the Cashmere

     At times, if cashmere is of low quality, then it will fall apart after a short period of time. The cashmere shawls that you find at Mildred Hoit are derived from the finest sources and will last for years to come!

 


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