Shop for Father's Day! June 07, 2017 14:18We've got the perfect Father's day gift and it comes beautifully wrapped and free shipping! Shop Now! Live life in luxury in our zip front cardigan style Martin.
Take the plunge in our new spring arrivals! April 07, 2017 11:34
The finest quality cashmere comes from the baby goats! March 30, 2017 12:16
We are so excited to be featured in German Jolie Magazine this month!!! March 13, 2017 09:09
Never leave home without your luxury travel wrap, style Adele~ March 06, 2017 12:06 1 Comment
New spring arrivals! Shop now... February 08, 2017 14:14
Grab them while they are still available! Flash sale 50% off!!! January 24, 2017 15:20 1 Comment
Just in time for the holidays! November 22, 2016 11:15
Giving back 20% to NCL, inc featuring our style Adele, which also makes perfect gift for the holidays...come shop! November 17, 2016 06:25
Annual Holiday Boutique
Thursday, November 17th 2016
Newport Beach Country Club, One Newport Beach on E. PCH
10 am to 2 PM shopping hours 20% of proceeds go to National Charity League, Inc
October is breast cancer awareness month!!! October 06, 2016 11:27
October is breast cancer awareness month and we are donating to a very good cause, the John Wayne Cancer Foundation! We are committed to fighting cancer by bringing people together! Help support us and shop now!
We love stylish men! September 28, 2016 11:02
Check out the new button front cardigan style Karl!!! The seed stitch and side pockets make this easy to work to the office then off to dinner!
New arrivals September 28, 2016 10:58
Check out our new arrivals in both the ladies and the mens collections!
Hello Autumn! September 07, 2016 15:28
Luxury travel wrap style Adele now available in 20 colors! August 16, 2016 14:20 1 Comment
Live life in Luxury!!! Travel in style with style Adele!
Summer sale!!! Score the last styles before someone else does!!! July 06, 2016 13:42
What is luxury....simple, comfort & style!!!! June 06, 2016 15:26
We're excited to be featured in Modeliste Magazine's December issue as "Labels we Love" November 30, 2015 12:46
We're excited to share Holiday'16 this week...stay tuned!!! November 04, 2015 11:55
Fall is here!!!! Live life in luxury... September 10, 2015 10:04
What a charming bouquet... July 30, 2015 14:11Oats Cashmere uses all recycled wood from Piers in Newport Beach...
Celebrite the men in your life with the gift of cashmere!!!! June 01, 2015 11:16
We now ship Internationally!!!!! May 20, 2015 11:30
Come see us for Holiday '15 at LA market June 7th-10th!!! May 19, 2015 14:38
Looking for the perfect mother's day gift...we've got you covered!!! May 01, 2015 13:36
It's the weekend...let the god times roll!!! April 24, 2015 11:38
It's the weekend...grab your luxury travel wrap and enjoy!!! April 18, 2015 10:48
Are you Coachella ready???? April 10, 2015 14:43
Spring break never looked so good...never leave home without your luxury travel wrap!!! April 09, 2015 14:17
Who's ready for a long weekend!!! April 02, 2015 15:56
Congratulations to our model Jordan Ver Hoeve March 31, 2015 12:47
TGIF.... March 27, 2015 11:27
Spring is in the air... March 24, 2015 11:49
Blush is the new black!!!! March 10, 2015 09:44
LA market week March 15-19th...see you there!!! February 25, 2015 11:40
Oats Cashmere will be at the LA Market with Fall'15 collection!!!
We're ready for Spring!!! February 24, 2015 15:38
Style Laura can be easily used as your spring jacket....looks perfect over everything!!!
Come visit us at ENK Vegas for Fall '15 February 07, 2015 11:41
Get ready...Oats cashmere spring '15 available soon!!! February 05, 2015 09:33
Perfect New Year's outfit for a chilly evening... December 31, 2014 07:47
Perfect Holiday accessory!!!! December 30, 2014 12:20 1 Comment
Our Adele luxury travel wrap is this season's best accessory to wear everywhere!!!! Buy it now on our website while it is still available!!!Buy it now for all your holiday events!!!
Lets talk Cashmere... December 13, 2014 07:54
A long time ago in a country far, far away (well, Persia) For centuries, Cashmere was actually known as Pashmina (from ‘Pashm’, the Persian word for wool). You can see references to Pashmina in Indian documents dating right back to the 3rd Century BC. But it only grew into a proper industry in the 15th Century (thanks to Zayn-ul-Abidin – then leader of the Kashmiri region – who introduced weavers from Central Asia).
The term cashmere only came in during the 16th Century, when it was used to describe the shawls spun by Kashmiri craftsmen on the Silk Route bound for India. While very little cashmere actually came from Kashmir (today, not much at all does), the name stuck. It wasn’t until even later still – in the early years of the 1800s – that cashmere hit the fashionable halls of Western Europe. It first arrived in Paris worn by the wife of a French General-in-Chief, who’d bought it while campaigning in Egypt with Napoleon.
It quickly became the most sought after (and expensive) status symbol of the day – and has arguably kept that position since. The harder the goat, the softer the wool A big part of the allure of cashmere comes from it’s origins. As you probably know, cashmere comes from the undercoat of cashmere goats. It’s either shorn or combed off once a year, and the best quality cashmere comes from around the throat and belly. These goats like nothing better than cold, dry, tough terrains (you have to in Mongolia, where winter hits 45 degrees below zero).
It’s these inhospitable conditions that make the goat’s undercoat so fine and warm. It also explains why you find cashmere goats in only 12 countries around the world. The colder the climate, the finer and warmer the undercoat, and the better the cashmere that comes from it. A labour of love (but one that’s worth it) The other reason why cashmere is so special, of course, is the nature of it. We work with cashmere all the time here at Wholly Goat. But even we have to step back every now and then to appreciate what an amazing thing it is.
The diameter of a piece of cashmere yarn is under 19 microns (1/16th the diameter of a human hair). And pashmina, the finest grade of cashmere, is a mere 12-14 microns thick. Also astonishing is the amount of yarn you need to make a scarf or sweater, and how labour intensive it is to do it. It takes the wool of 3-4 Cashmere goats to make one scarf, for example. And if you combed the wool off one Cashmere goat, it would take you 4 years to gather enough hair for one standard sweater.
Once this ultra fine yarn is woven, however, it produces one of the warmest materials you can find on the planet, one that’s eight times warmer than sheep’s wool. www.oatscashmere.com
A Comprehensive Guide To Buying Cashmere This Season December 11, 2014 16:35
Cashmere is one of the most coveted materials during the winter months, and with good reason: It's the soft and cozy remedy to freezing cold days. But shopping for cashmere can be a serious pain. Not only is it so damn expensive, it's hard, at first glance, to spot quality cashmere goods. Don't even get us started on pilling, which is one of the worst phenomena like ever.
Since we can't quite grasp the art of cashmere shopping, we got the lowdown on the luxurious fabric from an expert who've got us covered from care to wear.
First, the basics. What exactly is cashmere? The soft and luxurious material hails from none other than the goat species. However, Debra Hayburn co-founder and creative director of Oats Cashmere, tells us that these aren't just any old goats. She explains, "Cashmere raw material comes from the fleece of goats," and Hayburn adds that the goats usually live in "the high and dry plateau surrounding the Gobi Desert of Mongolia and China where the temperatures reach -40 degrees celsius (-40 degrees fahrenheit) in winter." The below freezing weather is important, because it's what helps the "goats develop a thick downy fleece," Hayburn says, which is harvested for spring -- but that's not all. Hayburn also explains that cashmere is actually the "fine under hair" of the fleece, which acts as insulation for the goats.
Why is it expensive? If you're anything like us, you wander the aisles and get bug-eyes after seeing cashmere price tags. Hayburn tells us plain and simple that it's all in the fiber. Her company spends about $100 per 2 pounds of cashmere, which Hayburn says only yields about three cardigans. "Quality cashmere is an investment piece, which with care, will last you for years and it actually becomes softer with age," Hayburn says. That said, there's a reason some cashmere is more expensive than others. "The longer fibers taken from the neck and underbelly are more expensive and are woven into higher quality cashmere items," Hayburn says, meaning that the money signs start showing up from the get-go.
How to spot quality goods: Shopping for quality clothing is arguably one of the hardest things to do, ever. But, there are a few ways to point out what you're getting for your buck when it comes to cashmere. First thing's first: caress the material to see how dense or soft it is. The texture you feel in-store is determined by the milling process, or the way in which the fabric is treated while at a mill. Hayburn mentions that if cashmere is over-milled "it will feel really soft on the shelf, but within minutes will simply be a heap of balls." And on the opposite end of the spectrum? "If you under-mill, it almost doesn’t feel like cashmere," she says. While rubbing your face, er, hands against the potential buy, give it a little pull. "Stretch the garment a bit, it should spring right back," Hayburn says, adding that you'll notice that the better the quality, the more tightly woven it will be. The big difference between luxury cashmere and sweaters under $100: "The number of plies," Hayburn says. "Good cashmere sweaters should be at least two-ply, sometimes more," she adds. So check out those tags, people. Hayburn gives high price points that indicate better cashmere, mostly as far as sweaters are concerned. While Hayburn says that $200 is on the low side, she points out that anything over $400 is fair game. Well, if you call anything that expensive "fair."
About pilling: "Pilling is when the short fibers twist around themselves, caused by friction in wear areas, such as underarms or where a bag rubs," Hayburn says. Pills can look like snags or bits of fuzz. Surprisingly, it doesn't matter how expensive your cashmere is, because pills don't discriminate. Pilling "is an inevitable consequence of the careful processing of this fine fiber," says Hayburn. Don't worry, there are ways to remedy the annoying situation. Tools such as sweater combs and de-pilling stones remove the pesky pills, which will make your cashmere garments nice and soft. How to care for cashmere and keep it long-lasting: With a little TLC, your cashmere will keep in good condition for a while, maybe even decades, Hayburn implies. Here's the quick and dirty tips on how to give that material the respect it deserves:
- When washing, use the gentle cycle (there are shampoos for that, too).
- If you have stains, seek professional help.
- Finally, beware of moths! Hayburn recommends storing clean cashmere in air-tight zip lock bags, along with cedar balls.
Holiday '14 arrived!!!! November 07, 2014 16:08
The Holiday collection has arrived and we did our photo shoot which will be up on line next week!!!
Grrr..who doesn't love a cashmere tiger from Oats!!!! October 17, 2014 12:56Now availible at Galatea in Milton massachusetts!!!
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