Recycled CASHMERE scarves & accessories that are handmade in the Seattle, WA. The most eco-friendly fashionable way to be hip & warm!
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This is a Public Service Announcement. And just a friendly reminder for those of you looking for cashmere scarves in second hand stores, garage sales and markets this summer. If the label is glued on, I would bet money that it is not real cashmere. I have been testing cheap fakes* that I find and not one of them turned out to be anything other than acrylic. Who would intentionally put glue on a fine fiber? Look for a label that is sewn on - it's at least a good start.
You can click here to see other labels that I found on fake scarves - some are knock-offs in the true sense, many are companies that only produce acrylic scarves but put cashmere labels on them.
I am still trying to find other consistent ways to tell cashmere from other fibers (particularly acrylic). The microscope is pretty definitive, but it is not something you can carry with you to stores... I will post more soon when I have reliable data.