Cashmere is one of the finest natural fibres in the world, cherished for its soft touch and superior warmth. Harvested from the underbelly of cashmere goats, Crumpet cashmere comes from the mountains of Inner Mongolia, where goats grow especially long and dense undercoats to survive harsh winter temperatures as low as -40°C. In the springtime, the goats begin to moult and herdsmen comb out the super-fine fibres by hand, obtaining ‘soft gold’ – the word given by the Chinese to cashmere.
“Using the luxury yarns as our base, all of our soft staples are knitted and finished by hand in Kathmandu, Nepal.”
Fair and ethical trade supporting traditional craftsmen is central to both our philosophy and our success. Valuing quality over price, our cashmere is hand-crafted in small runs by local Newar artisans at a family-owned factory in Kathmandu, Nepal.
After spinning, cashmere yarns are woven or knitted then hand-dyed, printed, and or embellished to create unique, exquisitely crafted pieces that you won’t find on the high street.
At Crumpet we typically use three key yarn counts and gauges:
Our signature 2/60 yarn in 16gg produces ultra-light, super-fine pieces that are light enough to wear in the summer but warm enough for cooler days. This super-fine cashmere is the hardest to knit and requires real technical skill.
Our standard 2/26 yarn in 12gg produces thicker knit items that are ideal for Autumn and Spring, like our Cashmere Biker Jacket.
For chunkier, textured knits, we use 4/26 yarn in 8gg. These heavier knits will keep you warm on the coldest winter day.