05 Apr How to Dentify Fake Cashmere?
How to identify real & fake cashmere
It is the most scientific method in the world. The flake thickness of a fiber is larger than 0.55 microns, should be recognized as wool; the fiber flake thickness of cashmere should be less than 0.55 micron
However, we also could test quality of pure cashmere by below basic methods
Combustion method: both pure cashmere and wool cashmere blended, which is bad smell after burning. So this way is only workable for identifying the fake cashmere mixture of polyester or acrylic, for which become solid lump after burning .not the powder
Weight measurement method: pure cashmere fiber is the finest fiber in the world, hollow core, like a tube with full of the airy interior. So pure cashmere is very light and warm. The common weight of basic style for a woman (Europe size) is around 200-250G. For men’s sweater around 250 G -300G. 12GG
The cost analysis method: the year output of cashmere fleece per goat is only around 50G -80G. Cashmere raw material is calculated by gram weight. You can image cost of one cashmere sweater around 200-250g .that is easily find the cost of raw cashmere material.
Quality and price of commodities are relative, as the saying well goes, “Cheap is dear, and dear is cheap”.
Hand feeling method: the outer flake of cashmere fiber is very smooth and small, so the real & pure cashmere is with most natural soft silky feeling comparing with other fiber in the world! So many brands develop cashmere products line for baby and infants .but recently, fake cashmere product is with same or even better silky feeling through sprinkle talcum powder; usually, mix with some sheep hair, rabbit hair. Not pure cashmere at all, so you better measure weight as well!
The easy way to identify real cashmere is you better never buy cashmere products at a ridiculously cheap price.