Lots of people think cashmere is just fineness wool, actually it is wrong, cashmere is different from wool. Cashmere is a special fiber on the goat but wool is from sheep. Cashmere’s value is much higher than wool’s value.
Below are the difference between cashmere and wool:
1, cashmere fiber was called “soft golden” by people, its surface scale is small and smooth, there is a air lay in the fiber, so it is light and smooth. Wool’s surface scale’s arrangement is close and thick than cashmere, its felt ability is big than cashmere.
2, Fullness, soft, good elastic and suitable are another name of the cashmere, its curly quantity, curly rate are big and it has a good reduction character. But wool’s curly degree is small relatively.
3, cashmere’s cortex content is higher than wool, cashmere fiber’s rigidity is better than wool, so cashmere is softer than wool.
4, cashmere’s fineness irregularity is smaller than wool, so cashmere product’s outside quality is better than wool.
5, cashmere fiber fineness is very even, its density is small than wool, cross section is regular circle, its product is light than wool product.
6, cashmere’s hygroscopicity is better than wool, it can absorb dye fully and do not fade easily.