why this product

The warmth of cashmere is combined with the luster of silk in this striped scarf made by a family-run Scottish brand that has been around since 1797. The company first set up shop in Elgin, Scotland, near the River Lossie, which at that time powered the watermills. Today, the mineral-rich water is still used to clean and soften the raw cashmere fibers. The process for creating this cashmere striped scarf begins during molting season (which can last from March until May), when Kashmir goats shed their winter coats and the wool is collected. The makers select what they judge to be the best Kashmir goat fibers and have it sent to the mills. The fibers then go through a 12-step process – from dying to carding to spinning to weaving to knitting and more – before the product is finished by hand.

use & care

When you first wear your new scarf, pilling may occur. This is not a defect, but simply small balls of tangled, loose fiber that can easily be removed by hand or a sweater comb. Hand wash in lukewarm water (95°F / 35°C) using a cashmere shampoo or gentle, plant-based human hair shampoo. Do not rub the scarf too much, as this may cause shrinkage and increase pilling. Rinse scarf in cool, clean water, squeezing gently without twisting or wringing. Place in dryer for a few minutes to remove excess water, but absolutely do not tumble dry this product. To dry, smooth the scarf back to intended shape and size. Air-dry atop a clean towel away from sunlight or direct heat from appliances. When completely dry, press lightly with a cool iron.

production & design

Since 1797, this Scottish company has been run by just two families. It offers free tours of the mills and welcomes over 130,000 visitors each year. When the brand first set up shop in Elgin, its watermills were powered by the nearby River Lossie. Today, electric powered machinery is used, but the mineral-rich water still cleans and softens the raw cashmere fibers. 

about the designer

Cashmere & Wool Striped Scarf (Grey/Navy)

$109.00
Kaufmann Mercantile from New York, NY
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Our scarf is 78% merino wool, 17% cashmere and 5% silk. Measures just over six feet long and wraps several times around your neck. Woven on the River Lossie in Scotland since 1797. Mini-fringe trim. Also available in Grey/Taupe. (more info)

More Details

  • Technical Specifications:

    Dimensions
    78 inches long x 19 ½ inches wide (200 x 50cm)

    Material
    Cashmere
    Silk

    Made in
    Scotland, U.K.

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000282958

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  • This item ships directly from Kaufmann Mercantile in Brooklyn, NY
  • Item is ready to ship in 4 - 7 Business Days. Delivery date will vary depending on your shipping address.
  • International orders may experience possible delays and take longer to arrive.
  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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