Cashmere- synonyms with luxury, soft and warm, beautiful and sophisticated; more than just a material- it’s a lifestyle. A cashmere garment grants the wearer the power to feel unique- surrounded by warmth, beauty, and rarity; it always stands out in a crowd. Cashmere is also a place; a land in India- tucked away in far north. For centuries it was a place of mystery to Westerners; a place of exotic people, things, and practices. The fabric first began to grace the bodies of rich Westerners in the 19th century- beginning in the Napoleonic era and gaining even more popularity during the Victorian age.