Sleeping Sensibility: Cashmere

Cuddle weather is coming and comfort in your home can be just an arm’s reach away in the form of one of the most coveted, classic textiles: cashmere. As a sumptuous, stylish and supremely luxurious addition to any room in the home, a 100% cashmere blanket is so soft, you'll find it hard to let go!

Cashmere's Origins

Cashmere, made from goat’s wool is regarded as the supreme choice in fabric when considering adding warmth and softness. While wool can be derived from a variety of different types of animal hair including sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, camels, and rabbits, Cashmere specifically is woven from the fleece underlayer of the Cashmere goat breed, most often found in the Mongolian Himalayas. This specific type of goat hair is ultra fine, high loft, and if collected correctly, comes in long fibers that are less likely to pill.

As a natural defense and protection against the extreme winter in its native environment, the Cashmere goat grows an incredibly warm and thick double-layered coat. Each spring when the weather warms, the goats molt these coats and the highly coveted fibers from the undercoat must be combed and collected by hand. Cashmere’s softness makes it a delicate fiber to process and chemicals or over-processing can easily damage the fibers. Once the fibers have been carefully dyed and sorted, they can be woven into a variety of life-long lasting blankets, sweaters, outerwear, textiles and fashion accessories.

Cashmere’s Finest Qualities

Created for warm moments, Cashmere fabrics are known and loved for their warmth, silky elegance, and supreme softness. Cashmere’s natural fibers allow it to offer many attractive comfort and design benefits.

  1. Warmth. Cashmere works to keep you warm in bed just like it does to keep the animal protected from the cold in winter months.
  2. Softness. Unlike sheep’s wool which can be known to be scratchy against the skin, cashmere’s ultra-fine fibers are spun tightly to produce a smooth, soft texture. In fact, when properly cared for, cashmere actually gets softer with age!
  3. Wrinkle-resistance. With cashmere, you can fold, cuddle and repeat and nothing will wrinkle the material leaving it looking silky smooth all day, everyday.
  4. Lightweight. Compared to other fabrics boasting tantamount warmth, cashmere is surprisingly lightweight which prevents your bedding from feeling heavy and bulky.
  5. Moisture-wicking. Like other wool fabrics, cashmere is breathable and absorbent making it an ideal fabric for sleeping cool even under multiple layers of bedding.
  6. Fire-resistance. Unlike synthetic fibers that can melt or spread flames quickly, if cashmere catches fire, it will char and burn out.

Home Treasures Cashmere Blankets

While feel and function are important factors in selecting the right bedding, at Home Treasures we feel that the design and finish of your bedding should play a significant role as well. Our collection of Cashmere blankets make it easy to infuse luxury and comfort into your home.


For those with an affinity for the finer things in life, Brunello is as luxurious as it comes. This oversized 100% handwoven Nepalese cashmere blanket is finished with a tonal modal border.


Irresistibly soft and timelessly elegant, our Serena blanket is handwoven from the finest Nepalese cashmere. Its subtle herringbone weave and solid sateen border offer an incomparable luxury.

Seasonal Bedding

Dressing your bed just right for the season doesn’t have to be hard. You can shop with confidence after reading more of our tips for selecting the right bedding for you in our “Between the Sheets” series of articles.

Home Treasures Bedding

While feel and durability are key to your comfort, the design and finish of your bedding shouldn’t take a backseat. We consider self-expression daily in our appearance, hobbies, and career choices. Your bedroom should be an extension of that personalization. With a myriad of choices, we provide you the opportunity to create a space you daydream to return to each day. We invite you to experience our Cashmere blankets first hand by shopping our Brunello and Serena collections.