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El Classico - Cashmere Sweater

$349

COMING SOON! TENLEGEND's premiere v-neck cashmere sweater, El Classico, is just that - classic design, using only the finest Italian spun cashmere. Most agree that cashmere is one of the world’s most luxurious materials, but not all cashmere is created equal. There are some major, and subtle, differences between a high quality, long staple, finely spun cashmere, and what's typically found in big box chains. Differences can be seen in the retention of color and shape, and felt in the softness, warmth, piling and overall longevity of the piece. 

Our decision to exclusively use only the finest cashmere made by the Italian maestros of wool, Cariaggi, was due to their commitments to extreme quality standards and environmental responsibility. With almost 60 years of experience and three generations of successful product research and innovation, Cariaggi is known as having the highest quality spinning in the world.

The pristine quality of Cariaggi's yarns starts with a careful selection of the best fibers of Capra Hircus Laniger from Inner Mongolia. Learn more about what goes into the making of TENLEGEND cashmere here.

COMING SOON! Most agree that cashmere is one of the world’s most luxurious materials, but not all cashmere is created equal. TENLEGEND's premiere v-neck cashmere sweater, El Classico, is just that - classic design, using only the finest Italian spun cashmere. There are some major, and subtle, differences between a high quality, long staple, finely spun cashmere, and what's typically found in big box chains. Differences can be seen in the retention of color and shape, and felt in the softness, warmth, piling and overall longevity of the piece. 

Quality cashmere is not only the finest, softest and warmest yarn, but it is also a very durable product, which can easily last 10 years and over 200 wears when taken care of properly. Cashmere, when authentic and of high quality, is also extremely expensive due to the difficult production process and its scarcity. On average a cashmere goat generates only 150 grams of fibers per year. In total only 6000 tons of cashmere are produced per year, a very small fraction compared to 1.3 million tons of normal wool produced.

The best yarns, from companies like Cariaggi, with the whitest, longest and finest fibers can cost over 200€ per kg (2.2 lb.), with one pullover requiring an average weight of 300 grams (0.67 lb.) of material.  Once you add in the cost for knitting and finishing, packaging and logistics, it becomes clear that anyone selling knit products at very low prices took some shortcuts that can’t be compensated by volume.

In recent years, the market has been diluted with the emergence of lower cost and often much lower quality producers from low cost countries. Investing in cashmere products elevates the longevity and luxuriousness of your wardrobe, giving it a truly classic style. These garments will keep their quality and shape longer than wool knitwear, therefore earning back your initial investment over the years, and giving you a lower cost per wear. TENLEGEND cashmere is fitted in a Euro slim cut.


Care Instructions

  • Hand-wash in warm water
  • Hang dry (do not tumble dry)
  • Use medium heat iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not bleach

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