Cashmere is the softest of fibres that can be impossibly fine to middle-of-winter thick. A little more research informs us that cashmere, this supremely fluffy hair from the winter underbelly of specialized breeds of goats, was discovered in the 14th century. It was promptly made into a nice fuzzy pair of socks and given to the King of Kashmir. The rest, as you say, is history.
It's certainly no less regal today, maintaining the purity and understated luxury of its exotic desert origins, pure cashmere is spun into some of our most treasured wardrobe pieces. No longer is a cashmere twinset exclusively preppy, cashmere cardigans are being reinvented by designers in pops of colors and worn with tongue-in-cheek primness. A