CALEO Cashmere stands for the finest raw materials and Italian craftsmanship. The entire range is produced in small, family-run knitting factories in Tuscany. Each piece is made from 100% cashmere and undergoes several quality controls.

Today, the Kashmir region in the Himalayas is divided between India, Pakistan and China. The Kashmir valley lies at an altitude of about 1,700 m above sea level. The precious cashmere is named after this region. Cashmere is obtained at the end of winter by combing the undercoat of the cashmere goat. Each goat produces about 250 grams. After cleaning and sorting out individual upper hairs by hand, 100 - 150 grams of fibre remain per animal. The best quality is fine, long hair.

In order to get a feeling for the high-quality material, there is the following rule of thumb: For a cashmere sweater you need the hair of about 3-4 goats. From the wool of a sheep you get about 3-4 sweaters. Cashmere is a popular yarn for winter and summer clothing. It not only feels soft and cuddly, but also regulates the temperature.


Cashmere is one of the finest natural fibres in the world and can therefore exhibit minor irregularities. "Pilling" is often erroneously regarded as a sign of poor quality - but this is merely surplus fibres that are washed a few times. They can easily be removed using a cashmere comb and then no longer occur..

It is not necessary to wash cashmere pieces as often as other garments. Often it is sufficient to ventilate them overnight and the fibres regenerate themselves.


In order to enjoy cashmere clothing for a long time, the following should be observed when caring for, cleaning and storing your favourite cashmere items:


  • Turn your cashmere pieces inside out and wash them in the wool program at 30° in the machine (max. spin speed 600).
  • Do not wash together with other materials!
  • Use a little wool detergent or cashmere detergent.
  • Lay cashmere flat and let it dry at room temperature.
  • Sometimes iron cashmere garments inside out at a low temperature.



The storage in the wardrobe should be horizontal and folded. Cashmere should not be hung to retain its shape. For protection, cashmere garments can be stored in a cotton cover.

In addition, CALEO now also offers the "CALEO WERKSTATT" as an exclusive service that includes the care and repair of every Caleo Cashmere piece!