According to a 2009 article in the Los Angeles Times, cashmere is eight times warmer than sheep's wool. It is also significantly lighter if the garment is made of high-quality, 100-percent cashmere. More »

Cashmere is made from the under layer of short hair from a goat that's been bred specifically for that hair. The undercoat is soft compared with the coarse top layer of hair that covers it, and people pay a premium to ge... More »

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Washing a cashmere sweater in warm to hot water, or washing and rinsing a garment in different temperatures, can lead to shrinkage. Applying heat, for example, by putting it in the dryer or in direct sunlight, also will ... More »

Cashmere wool comes from the downy undercoat of cashmere goats. These goats are bred specifically for their fleece; the cashmere fleece is removed in early spring after its maximum length is reached. More »

Bed Buddy, Volt, and Dr. Scholl's are brands that sell foot warmer slippers. They are available for purchase online from Amazon.com, Etsy.com, and Brookstone.com, or in stores such as Target, Meijer and Wal-Mart. Foot wa... More »

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Napa, or Nappa leather is a very soft, luxurious leather made of the skin of sheep or lamb. It can also be made from cowhide or kidskin. It has open pores and is colored with aniline dyes. More »

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To shrink a wool sweater, apply hot water or steam to the sweater and then dry it. Because wool is not a predictable fiber, plan to monitor the sweater throughout the shrinking process. If your sweater comes "pre-shrunk,... More »

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