These 10 Cozy Luxe Cashmere Blankets are for All Seasons
Take a look at the sky on a partly sunny day. In between the expanse of blue, there are those white fluffy clouds. Now, close your eyes and imagine what they might feel like. Most likely, a soft, cozy feeling comes to mind. While it could be a challenge to reach for the clouds, creating that feeling on solid ground is probably best achieved with a luxurious cashmere blanket. Almost nothing compares to the way these gentle fibers feel against the skin. Nest Casa selects 10 of the best cashmere blankets for that “wrapped in a cloud” feeling anytime.
There’s something surprising about cashmere—and that’s that it's not just for the warmer months. Especially in a single-ply form, it keeps the body cool in the summer months. Lightweight and just as durable as a three-ply cashmere, this thickness is perfect for fending off the chill that excess air conditioning can bring on. Plus, it can also provide the ideal amount of warmth in colder months.
Of course, cashmere fibers don't come from the clouds but, instead, from goats who live among the clouds in the mountainous regions of China, India, and Central Asia. Cashmere comes from the hairs on the animal's underbelly, which molts naturally in the spring. Caring for these delicate fibers means hand-washing or gentle machine washing. Despite the common belief that dry cleaning is best for delicate items, this process can easily strip natural oils from the yarns. Cashmere blankets can last decades when cared for properly.
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Saved NY's brand ethos is focused on salvaging the past. When reconceiving old ideas (figuratively or literally), attention to quality and luxury is top of mind. From the Calabria collection comes a truly unique take on the cashmere blanket. Sustainably sourced Mongolian cashmere is fashioned into tiger stripes, bestowing a regal air to this throw. Drive home the theme with a matching pillow.
We all know about the comforting and healing properties of oatmeal. Let the luxurious Bari throw from Rani Arabella take you to a calming place with this rich, oat color. Enhanced with a woven motif that recalls Italian craftsmanship, this pure cashmere piece will cocoon you the year through.
Sometimes, cashmere is treated so finely that it can appear as a woven knit (versus a yarn knit). Such is the case with this ultimate, luxury throw from Loro Piana. The Italian standard-bearer when it comes to all things cashmere, Loro Piana employs a technique called frisson that uses a comb made of vegetable fibers to stroke the fabric, fluffing the material. It also enhances color and creates an ultra-fine finish.
How about this interpretation of pumpkin spice? The satisfying and tasty autumn-themed latte made famous by Starbucks has morphed into a cultural icon of sorts that brings to mind a crisp, fall morning. Naturally, this cashmere blanket from Ralph Lauren in the brand’s signature cable knit will also take the edge off a chilly morning.
Being a football, soccer, or rugby sports fan can also mean enduring cold, open-air stadiums—including, the hard seats usually found there! That said, dedicated spectators know how to elevate the experience. This double-faced, cashmere stadium blanket from Ralph Lauren features the brand’s iconic polo player against a bold graphic background. It will have you winning, no matter who bests whom in the match.
Sometimes, just a touch of cashmere will do. That is certainly the case with the iconic Hermès Avalon blanket made from wool and cashmere. This beauty, found on TheRealReal, is such a solid investment that it is easily able to secure a new lifecycle in the resale market. Practicing sustainability doesn't mean compromising on luxury or quality. And this throw is proof positive.
The Dona Palla throw from Kashmir Loom demonstrates just how delicate the weave of cashmere can be. With a fringe edge, this ultra-soft pashmina cashmere can be used to decorate a sitting room couch or chair. It can also be thrown around one's shoulders, doubling as an outerwear wrap.
Also from Kashmir Loom is this playful Opera Floret throw featuring bright stripes. This colorful combo of pinks and oranges recalls the frivolity of circus tents and it can be used both indoors (as a throw) and outdoors (as a shawl). Cheerful attitude, included.
Remember that fluffy cloud feeling? Well, Los Angeles–based fashion designer Jenni Kayne has captured that in this soft cashmere blanket that’s reminiscent of a puffy cotton ball. The Tahoe throw also evokes the “life in the clouds” experience of skiing the mountain range surrounding Lake Tahoe, which straddles California and Nevada. A whipstitched edge gives it a “home on the range” mood to boot.
Who doesn't like matchy-matchy? At Nest Casa, we believe “sets” are a thing! The fact that it’s designed for traveling makes this one extra luxurious. From soft, cable knit cashmere in a feisty hot pink, this soft-as-baby-skin eye mask, travel pillow, and blanket make any seat feel like first class.