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What Decides the Cost of Luxury Cashmere Scarves?

Scarves in Cashmere are expensive compared to other fabrics. And many people are criticizing the fact.

Why not? It just looks like a normal wool scarf. For those who do not possess cashmere fabric can’t even imagine its feel.

It’s a luxury scarf. But it’s not only luxury that makes cashmere expensive. There are a range of factors for the high price of breathable cashmere.

Let’s look at our description of 100% pure cashmere scarf first.

Real cashmere scarves

We have set the medium-end price for the colorful scarves for women $170-183. The price varied because some organic pigments were hard to acquire and extract.

Our cashmere scarves are handmade in the high mountains of Nepal. The yarn is Grade A fiber of perfect diameter.

The raising of Chyangra goats is ethical. Manufacturer uses wooden tools for spinning and weaving the finest cashmere.

There are no extra shipping costs for cashmere of impeccable softness. The certain percent of profit will be used for artisans community uplift.

So the breakdown of price looks as extraction cost, manufacture cost, artisans wage, transportation, shipping cost, and social welfare. All these itinerary rates are as industry standard.

What does the cashmere price depend on?

There are five major factors that determine the price of a cashmere scarf. They are a region of cashmere goats, fiber quality, making process, skill of artisans, and cashmere purity.

1. Cashmere Region

Rational Grazing Practices for Cashmere Goats

Do you know where high quality cashmere is manufactured? If you don’t, remember that the high mountains of the Himalayas produce high-quality cashmere scarves.

The harsh climate strengthens fiber’s durability. The natural habitat and food further finer cashmere wools.

The extra cost factors add up such as transportation, resource allocation, and scarf preparing tools.

These days cashmere goats are reared on artificial setups. The unethical methods are used to rear them.

Such wools might not have that softness and feel. So purchasing cashmere scarves from the high mountains can cost you more.

2. Fiber Quality

Cashmere goats fiber

The individual wool metrics are the major price decider. There are 5 quality metrics of cashmere.

Grade A cashmere is expensive. They have 36-40mm yarn length and 14-16.5 micron diameters.

Every cashmere garment goes through pilling. The best cashmere pills are more compared to lower quality fabric. But the pilling size is much smaller.

The best cashmere are from the mountain regions which we discussed in the above factor.

The next one is gauge, that is stitches per inch. Lower gauge means it is a lightweight cashmere scarf. And finally, for a dyed scarf, color fastness matters. The color fastness of 4 is of the best quality. 

If your favorite cashmere scarf has these metrics, it is the most expensive. The lower metrics means the cashmere quality is less and gets cheaper.

3. Manufacturing process

Weaving cashmere wrap

Cashmere scarves are made in two ways: handmade and machine made.

Machines made are done for mass production. You can get a lot of garments but patterns are repetitive and the same.

Handmade fabrics are uniquely sewed. Each wrap has a different feel. None will match with another scarf.

Additionally, time is the factor. Handmade can take days to weeks to complete. In contrast, factory made gets ready in an hour.

That’s why handmade cashmere is more expensive compared to factory made.

4. Cashmere purity

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The purer the cashmere, the more expensive it gets. 100% Pure cashmere is more costly.

One cashmere goat can provide a maximum 200 grams of fiber. We sell lightweight cashmere scarves of roughly around 70 grams of weight.

If we do the math, one cashmere goat can provide material for 2 complete cashmere scarfs in a year.

Mixing some other fabrics will increase raw materials to use. So a cashmere blend scarf comes at an affordable price.

5. Artisans crafting skills

Cashmere goats with herder

Making cashmere is generation to generation transferred skill. It is not their profession but rather their way of living.

The young fashion designers who are in the textile business are skillful. But they might not have the ability to pour heart into designs.

If you compare both works, you can see the difference. The skill is incomparable.

The himalayan artisans made scarves that are more expensive compared to modern designer cashmere scarves.

Considerations before paying high price

Currently, there are 100s of cashmere brands. Every one of them are selling high priced cashmere textiles.

But there might be a dark side of it. Unethical sourcing of cashmere has made cashmere wool production a cruel business.

Many cashmere fibers manufacturers do not care about the environment. They are depleting grassland, water sources, and causing high mountain pollution.

There is another trend of misleading products. The brands are selling blends claiming to be real. In some cases, the whole product does not have any cashmere.

Before selection of cashmere scarves, background check every specification of the product. No one should pay a high price for unethical practices, not you, not cashmere goats, not the environment. 


Womens solid color cashmere scarves are expensive for a reason. But there are equally high chances of being scammed.

That’s why we present you with a 100% pure cashmere scarf dyed in organic pigments.

Our scarves are handmade from artisans of the high himalayas. All Chayangra goats are well treated. We consider environmental welfare and fair trade into our sales.

Check our story and informative blogs for more ideas about our products. Purchase authentic colorful cashmere scarves at a reasonable price!