The story of Misty Cashmere (named after my dog!) began in a small village near Lewes nestled in the heart of the Sussex Downs. My frustration with outdated styles, thin cashmere knits and growing price tags led me to act. My mission was simple: I wanted to create beautiful cashmere garments for the busy country-living woman that had a thicker knit for a warmer, softer and more durable effect. I also wanted a healthier mix of functionality, fashion and value for money that I felt was absent in the current cashmere market. The thick knit unisex cashmere knits are also beautiful to wear for all!
Our Cashmere comes from Inner Mongolia and is designed to specific knit weights. Our customers can choose jumpers and cardigans that range from light weight to thicker knits (although cashmere is always light to wear) according to their function and customers preference.
Temperatures often get to -46° C on the Mongolian Steppe; it is far from oceans, high in altitude and chilled by the Siberian cold atmosphere from the north. To brace themselves against the harsh winters the Mongolian goats produce a downy layer know as cashmere which is believed to be the finest, longest and softest in the world. The cashmere is generally shed by the goats during the early summer and the precious fibre is collected by herders who hand comb the goats once a year.
From Mongolian Steppe to Sussex Downs we hope you enjoy our cashmere!