The difference between cashmere scarf and wool scarf is […]
The difference between cashmere scarf and wool scarf is the difference between cashmere and wool. The differences are listed as follows:
1. Different sources
Wool comes from sheep. Even if the wool is very thin, it is also called wool in industry and profession.
Cashmere is a thin layer of fine wool that grows in the outer cortex of goat and covers the root of goat's coarse hair. When it is cold in winter, it grows to resist the wind and turns warm in spring and then falls off. It is a rare special animal fiber for natural adaptation to climate.
2. Different collection methods
Collecting wool is like cutting hair or taking off clothes, shaving with scissors and "taking off" the whole thing. It's called shearing.
Cashmere grows at the root of goat's coarse hair. When it is depilated in spring, herdsmen will use a special iron comb to grab it down like a comb and make it into original cashmere.
3. Different output
Each sheep can produce several kilograms of wool every year, and each goat can only harvest dozens of grams of cashmere every year.
4. Different skin affinity
Cashmere fiber is composed of scales and cortex layer, without medulla layer, and its average diameter is mostly 14-16 μ M. The average diameter of fine wool is 19.1-25 μ M.
The edge line of the scale of fine wool is thick but not clear, forming a large inclination with the hair stem, with more serrations on the side protruding outwards; the surface of the scale is rough and not smooth.