Originally Posted by Loathing
Where the hell did you guys think cashmere came from if not China?
The Drake's website clearly states the the yarn they use is spun, dyed, and knitted is Scotland.
Their claim that they use the "most historic" mill does suggest Johnston's, perhaps. Bear in mind that Johnston's has several different levels of quality intended for different markets, so that says little about the quality of Drake's cashmere. Drake's, however, does tend to overcharge a touch.
Think you misunderstood. I am aware that that Cashmere comes predominantly from Mongolia & China and also Afghanistan, Iran, India, etc. Yet it is the the quality of the water that makes Scotland a top producer, as it does the Northern Italian renowned Lanificio's.
I was just pointing out that you do get a lot of knitwear with wool manufactured in Scotland but made in low labour cost factories, many - however, not exclusively, in China.
They tend to over state the 'Scottishness" in their names and usually state "knitted in Scotland" not "Made in Sotland'.
As I said, I know Drake's is not one of them. However, Drake's say 'knitted in Scotland' on the site', so just thought it maybe made in Italy or, indeed, Scotland. Just wanted to know if anyone knew.
Yes, Drake's does have a tendency to overprice, that's why I was asking how it compares to those others. It's just that they have lovely single ply Cashmere sleeveless cardigans, with a low button stance, in just the colour I want.
Probably going to take a trip to Mayfair and see for myself, as I was going to buy online.
Coincidentally, I live a 5 min walk from the Drake factory. Might take a walk down there one free afternoon