Overall: 4.6 / 5 based on 180 reviews
164 of 180 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
The Best! -
This is the second cashmere cardigan I have purchased from Orvis. I'd like one in each color, thank you! J
Absolutely lush! -
Purchased the cashmere cardigan and was so pleased with it. Lush, plush and cozy- cannot wait for the weather to cool down so I can wear it!
Third one -
This is a beautiful sweater. I also have the cardinal red and chocolate ones. You will not be disappointed with purchasing this sweater.
Just lovely ! -
By: Fenno from Tolland, CT
I read the reviews before I made this purchase and thought I knew what to expect. What a stunning sweater. I'm sure I'll purchase at least one more in a different color.
"Love that cashmere!" -
By: jebar from Sanger, CA
Finding a cashmere cardigan that is long enough to actually keep you warm is almost impossible. Isn't that the reason one of the reasons we buy cardigans? Well, when I discovered this sweater that is both stylish and can keep me warm and in a color that I love and on sale, I just couldn't resist. The light yellow color looks beautiful with navy and black. I just might have to buy one of the others--and who knows?---maybe a good sale will come up again.
Cashmere sweater -
By: megboo from The Woodlands, Texas
I am going to Eastern Europe iOctober - did not want to take a heavy coat - the sweater is perfect. warm and so good looking
Love my purchase -
By: MTFNrf123 from Ponte Vedra Fla
I like this sweater so much that I purchased another one for my daughter. It feels so good when I wear it and know that I will get more use as the weather gets warmer. It's one of the best purchases I have gotten from Orvis
fabulous sweater -
By: mestre from buffalo,n.y.
One of the BEST purchases ever....soft...true to size and the yellow color is spot on !!!!!
By: HUSKER from Homewood, IL
you have posted my review for this already. It is superb - one of the finest cashmere sweaters ever!
|Cashmere: the fabric of kings|
The ancient fabric of choice for a royal family
Once again, we have Asia to thank for a prized textile. Cashmere is named for the Kashmir goats that inhabit the Himalayas and the mountainous regions of Central Asia that surround the Gobi desert. The harsh, extreme climate of the high desert plateaus are just right for producing the downy undercoat needed to make cashmere yarn. Cashmere was known to the Western world in ancient Roman times and it was the fabric of choice for Tibet’s royal family for centuries. Today, about 60% of the world’s cashmere, or approximately 3,000 tons, comes from Tibet and China.
A Gift from the Gobi
The coat of a Kashmir goat consists of a coarse outer coat, sometimes referred to as guard hair, and the fine downy undercoat, which is used to make cashmere yarn. The goats grow this ultra-soft, insulating inner layer for protection from the wild drops in temperature at night in the mountains and plateaus. This superior fiber is collected annually, during the spring molting season, when the animals naturally shed their winter wool. It is traditionally removed with a comb and separated by hand. Each goat produces a mere four to six ounces of downy fiber a year.
The Timeless Appear of Cashmere
As a knit, cashmere is lightweight and exceptionally warm. The yarn has a soft, silky finish and can be easily dyed. Like silk, cashmere’s exotic origins and sublime softness are timelessly appealing. Orvis is proud to bring you these handsome women’s cashmere sweaters. They are a great value, combining the ultimate in luxury with winter warmth and practicality – a wonderful gift for your friends, family, or yourself.