At illann we are very passionate about the quality of our cashmere. We have spent many years trying to source the highest quality yarns for our cashmere garments. Our yarns are made from the longest, thinnest fibres from Inner Mongolia. These are naturally more expensive, but result in a garment that’pills’ less and holds its shape for many years. All of our yarns are lab tested for purity, twist and strength. Illann cashmere garments are knitted with a higher yarn tension than most manufacturers use. Again, this increases the manufacturing cost, but further reduces pilling and ensures your garment lasts even longer. Quality is always at the forefront of our minds when producing our pieces.
There are plenty of places where you can buy cheaper cashmere garments, but they are generally made with the cheaper, shorter and thicker fibres. Loss of shape and excessive pilling on these cheaper garments are common problems.
Our garments come in two weights; 2 ply and 4 ply. 2 ply is the standard yarn used by the majority of manufacturers for the bulk of their garments. 2 ply garments can be used for year round use. The 4 ply garments are typically around 40% heavier in weight for the same design, and are more suited to autumn and winter use.