Experience the pinnacle of elegance and sustainability with our luxury Italian cashmere, a symphony of unmatched quality and timeless design. Indulge in the rich heritage and artisan craftsmanship of Italy with every piece. Discover the charm of our atelier, nestled near Florence in a storied knitting mill amidst the rolling hills of Chianti, Tuscany.

Discover the sustainability of Monticelli Cashmere with our unique on-demand production made in Italy: we craft your order only when it's placed. Doing so cuts down waste significantly by eliminating unsold inventory and guarantees that every product is fresh, never from old stock.

Monticelli Cashmere exclusively presents the finest Italian yarn, crafted and dyed by the esteemed Filati Biagioli Modesto mill in Pistoia, just to the North of Florence.

Filati Biagioli Modesto is a joint venture between the Biagioli family, Gruppo Prada, and Gruppo Zegna, ensuring the pinnacle of luxury yarn for the manufacturing of the finest luxury Italian cashmere.

For over 100 years, this distinguished cashmere mill has been curating and processing the top-tier cashmere fibers, which are then handcrafted into the world's most luxurious cashmere pieces.

We're proud to partner with the Biagioli family, Gruppo Prada, and Gruppo Zegna to shape the future of luxury cashmere garments and accessories. Shop the exquisite products of our Italian cashmere company.

  • Beautiful, Super Soft

    I adore this sweater. In fact, I am considering buying more (the price keeps me from being too extravagant). And even though the price is a bit out of my usual price range - this sweater is absolutely worth it!

    - ELIZABETH

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    I love the color and soft feel. I ordered a small based on sizing info, and it did fit OK, but I’m exchanging for a medium for a little more room and length.

    - JANELL

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    I love Monticelli Cashmere, so when I saw this style, I knew I had to have it. It’s very thick and warm, nice and soft. Can’t wait to live in it this winter (and for winters to come)!

    - CALLIE

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    This is exactly what I wanted—roomy with a beautiful turtleneck and obviously very comfortable. However, I am 5,4 and I don’t think it would be long enough for someone much taller than me

    - HAYLEY

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About Cashmere

BEST ITALIAN CASHMERE TOPS: SWEATERS, WRAPS & CARDIGANS

The word "cashmere" originates from Kashmir, and the Kashmir shawl, which was brought to Europe in the 900’s. Cashmere wool, or more simply cashmere, is obtained from cashmere or pashmina goats. The fabric, which results from cashmere production, is of a soft texture, warm and comfortable, and has sophisticated draping qualities.

WOMEN'S LUXURY CASHMERE TOPS MADE IN ITALY

WHY IS CASHMERE SO SOUGHT AFTER?

Cashmere is one of the softest fibers in the world. When woven, it produces the most incredibly luxurious and long-lasting sweaters, sure to keep you warm on those winter days and nights. Cashmere takes a lot of time and care to produce, but is without a doubt an essential garment to have in your wardrobe. It is the softest of all yarns, doesn’t cause itchiness, is lighter and more breathable than regular wool, keeps its silhouette, and with the right loving care, can last for years and years.

IS ITALIAN-MADE CASHMERE HIGH QUALITY?

Italian-produced cashmere, like its leather, is a luxurious material combining the highest quality and softest yarns. Most of the raw material is sourced in Asia and then shipped to Italy where the garments are manufactured. Italy’s strict artisan standards guarantee exquisite, timeless pieces.

WHAT CASHMERE PRODUCTS ARE ITALEAU KNOWN FOR?

Italeau offers an essential range of genuine made-to-order cashmere products in a variety of color palettes. From the staple sweater in different styles to the softest wrap or cable-knit poncho, deluxe house robes and accessories, which include foulards, scarves and cute, cozy beanie hats.

Every woman loves cashmere clothing - that is once they’ve had the opportunity to learn to love it. For extra luxurious cashmere clothing, try authentic cashmere from Italy. 

The reputation of Italian cashmere products is built on a combination of the quality of the raw materials, and the expertise of the producers. Italian artisans are known for their attention to detail and their commitment to traditional techniques and quality materials. The products they create are often characterized by their unique style, quality, and durability, and are highly valued by both Italian consumers and those around the world. For gorgeous, high quality women’s cashmere clothing, shop Italeau. Each article of clothing is handcrafted by artisans in Italy, specially for you. There is no better feeling than slipping on fresh cashmere clothing, and if you don’t know that feeling, you should. 

WHY IS CASHMERE SO SOUGHT AFTER?

Cashmere is sought after due to its soft, luxurious texture and insulating properties. It’s made from the downy undercoat of the Cashmere goat, which provides warmth without adding bulk.

Cashmere is known for its softness and luxurious feel, but it is also known and loved for its durability. High-quality cashmere fibers are strong and resilient, and are able to withstand wear and tear better than many other natural fibers. Many cashmere producers use special finishing techniques that enhance the strength and durability of the fibers, making them resistant to pilling and wear. The way that cashmere fibers are spun into yarn can also affect their durability. Tightly spun yarns are stronger and more durable than loosely spun yarns. The way that cashmere is woven into fabric also affects its durability. Sturdy weaving methods, such as full-fashioned knitwear, result in a fabric that is more resistant to wear and tear.

These factors, combined with the care that goes into the production process, help to ensure that cashmere products are durable and long-lasting. While cashmere is not as tough as some synthetic fibers, it is more resistant to wear and tear than many other natural fibers, making it a popular choice for high-end clothing and accessories. Italian-made cashmere garments are one the most sought after wardrobe additions for their
impressive design and quality. 

IS ITALIAN-MADE CASHMERE HIGH QUALITY?

Italian-made cashmere is top tier quality. Not only does Italian cashmere undergo rigorous quality checks that conform to the highest of standards, but Italy is known for producing fine and luxurious cashmere products using traditional techniques and high-quality materials.

Italian cashmere is considered high quality due to several factors. Cashmere fibers are sourced from the finest and softest goats in Asia, known for producing the highest quality cashmere. Italian manufacturers have a long history of producing high-end textiles and have a reputation for quality and luxury. Products made in Italy are made by using traditional techniques and modern technology to produce fine and durable cashmere products, with a focus on quality and attention to detail. The Italian government sets strict standards for the production and labeling of cashmere
products, ensuring that only the highest quality products carry the "Made in Italy" label.

WHAT CASHMERE PRODUCTS IS ITALEAU KNOWN FOR?

Italian Cashmere Sweaters are among our best sellers. Also a favorite are our cashmere ribbed hats! Each and every one of Italeau’s cashmere garments are made with care in Italy. 

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IS CASHMERE BETTER THAN WOOL?

While cashmere and wool are both quality materials, cashmere is generally considered to be finer and softer than wool. Cashmere is often preferred over wool due to its softness, warmth, and lightweight nature. It has a finer texture and a unique insulating ability, making it a popular choice for luxury clothing and accessories. Additionally, cashmere is hypoallergenic, breathable, and biodegradable, making it a more environmentally friendly option. 

HOW LONG DOES CASHMERE LAST?

Cashmere is a durable material due to its soft and lightweight nature and the fine fibers which resist wear and tear. When cared for properly, it can maintain its shape and softness for many years.

 

IS CASHMERE WORTH THE COST?

Cashmere can be worth the investment for those who value high-quality, soft, and long-lasting clothing items. It is generally more expensive than other fabrics due to the limited availability of cashmere wool and the time-intensive process of harvesting and processing it.
However, most people who make the investment find that the durability and luxury of cashmere make it more than worth its cost. 

Cashmere is considered a worthy investment for several reasons. Despite its softness, cashmere is a very durable material that is resistant to wear and tear. When cared for properly, a cashmere garment can last for many years, making it a worthwhile investment. Cashmere is one of the warmest natural fibers available, making it an ideal choice for cold weather clothing. This makes it a popular choice for high-end winter wear, and a worthy investment for those who need a warm, comfortable coat. Cashmere can be used to make a wide range of products, from clothing to accessories, making it a versatile material that can be used for many different purposes. The softness and luxurious feel of cashmere is one of its main selling points, and is what makes it such a sought-after material. The feeling of cashmere against the skin is often described as being incredibly soft and
comfortable, making it a pleasure to wear. Cashmere is often associated with high-end fashion and luxury, making it a stylish material that can elevate any outfit. This, combined with its versatility, means that it can be worn in many different ways, making it a worthy investment for those who want to invest in their wardrobe.

Overall, cashmere is a luxurious and versatile material that is known for its warmth, softness, and durability. These qualities make it a worthwhile investment for those who want to invest in high-quality clothing and accessories that will last for many years.

WHAT IS CASHMERE MADE FROM?

Cashmere is made from the fine, soft undercoat fibers of the cashmere goat. Cashmere goats have a two-layer coat, with a soft, fine undercoat and a coarser outer coat. The undercoat fibers are carefully combed out by hand in the spring, when the goats naturally shed their winter coats. This process is known as de-shedding, and it is the primary way that cashmere fibers are obtained. The collected fibers are then cleaned,
sorted, and processed into yarn or fabric. The production process can involve spinning, dying, and weaving the fibers into a finished product such as a sweater or scarf. Italian cashmere in particular is known for its high quality and luxurious feel, due to the use of traditional techniques and the attention to detail that goes into each step of the production process. The result is a garment of ultra soft texture, that is warm and comfortable, and has sophisticated draping qualities.

WHAT’S THE HIGHEST QUALITY CASHMERE?

The highest quality cashmere is often defined by its softness, durability, and fineness of the fibers. The finest cashmere fibers are less than 19 microns in diameter, which makes them incredibly soft to the touch. High-quality cashmere also has a longer staple length, resulting in fewer fibers breaking during production and wear. The lack of pilling and maintenance of softness also adds to its quality. These factors, along with the overall uniformity and consistency of the fibers, are what set apart the highest quality cashmere. 

WHERE CAN I BUY CASHMERE CLOTHING FOR WOMEN?

Italeau presents a broad range of genuine made-to-order cashmere products in many different color palettes. From our Italian cashmere sweaters to accessories such as our foulards, scarves and beanies; there is surely something for every style or occasion. 

HOW DO YOU WASH CASHMERE? DOES CASHMERE SHRINK IF WASHED?

Cashmere is a delicate material and should be treated with care. The following steps are recommended for washing cashmere:

1: Fill a basin with cool water and add a small amount of gentle, wool-specific detergent.
2: Soak the cashmere garment for 5-10 minutes, agitating it gently to remove any dirt or oils.
3: Drain the basin and gently squeeze the water out of the garment without wringing it.
4: Fill the basin with clean cool water and gently rinse the garment until the water runs clear.
5: Squeeze the water out of the garment again, then lay it flat on a clean towel and gently press to remove excess water.

Cashmere can shrink if washed in hot water or if subjected to agitation or heat during the drying process. To avoid shrinkage, it's best to wash cashmere in cool water and lay it flat to dry, away from direct heat or sunlight. Avoid wringing or twisting the garment, as this can cause it to lose its shape.

Note: It's always a good idea to check the care label on your cashmere garment for specific washing instructions.

Italy has a long history of producing luxury textiles, and the country has a rich tradition of artisanal textile production techniques that are passed down from generation to generation. Italian cashmere products are world renowned for their intricate detail and high quality. For the best 100% cashmere, that is made for you in small batches, shop Italeau.

WHY IS CASHMERE TYPICALLY SO EXPENSIVE?

Cashmere is the rarest and most valuable fiber in the world from the high plateaus where these goats live in the Himalayas, China, and Mongolia. When these goats get their undercoat, it takes six months of a long winter. One scarf takes the hair of two or three goats to make.

Next, the look, feel, and quality of cashmere depend on how the wool is processed, as it requires shearing and sorting, then turning the wool into yarn, which then is turned into clothing. Most often, the skilled artisan will drive up the price as they spend so many hours of labor on a single scarf. Pure cashmere is very expensive because it has special qualities and a complicated process per item.

Most clothing stores, big and small, will only take care of a small portion of the cost themselves. They might be haute couture design houses that send their patterns to master weavers who make the clothes by hand, or they might be part of a bigger clothing company that does both design and production. In most cases, it's rare to find one retailer who helms the process from goat to garment as one entity.

IS CASHMERE BETTER THAN WOOL?

Wool and cashmere will both keep you warm, but wool is often scratchy, while cashmere offers a buttery soft texture.
Additionally, cashmere does a better job at keeping heat in than wool because its fibers are much finer. This means that cashmere does not add extra weight or bulk to the garment itself.

Thicker wool fibers make the material more durable, even though they are a bit rougher on the skin. Cashmere makes a better choice than wool if you tend to get too hot when you bundle up because it will not suffocate you in the thick layers. Merino wool tends towards softer than traditional wool and works as performance clothing because it can absorb and move moisture away from the body.

Finally, cashmere does not have lanolin, a natural wax found on sheep wool, so it is a great alternative to merino and other fibers for people with allergies. But, as a natural fiber, some people may still experience sensitivities or allergies to cashmere, which can make some people feel a little itchy. If you tend to get itchy, you should wear an organic cotton layer under your cashmere knitwear.
 

CAN YOU WASH CASHMERE?

Cashmere's fine fibers make for a more delicate garment, and the softness of the material makes it more likely to pill. If you buy a cashmere garment, it is a good idea to pick up a special cashmere comb at the same time so you can get rid of the fuzz that forms. Cashmere will damage easily if you do not take time to clean it properly; however, it does not require as frequent cleanings as wool. Every three wears should be sufficient.

As cashmere does not hold smells and keeps its shape, you can care for this delicate material with minimal effort. You can even clean your favorite cashmere sweater or wrap it by hanging it in the bathroom while you shower, as the steam will clean it with ease. When it's dry, give it a shave with your cashmere comb, and you are all set.

Dry cleaning can damage the fibers and break them down over time, reducing the fabric's lifespan. Instead, wash your
cashmere at home with cold water and mild soap by hand if you do not want to steam it in the shower. Soak your item for around twenty minutes or an hour to regain the fluffy appearance. Never use hot water, as it can shrink a sweater down to a crop op in no time.

Lay the sweater flat to dry and wait patiently, as it can take a few days, depending on the temperature in the room and humidity. The most important rule is that you can not wring out your clothes. Instead, lay them on a dry towel and carefully roll them up to gently press out excess water. Once the towel has soaked up all the water it can, shape the item and lay it flat in the shade to dry.
 

HOW LONG DOES CASHMERE LAST?

Well-cared-for cashmere can last more than 20 years, far longer than cotton or other durable fabrics besides merino wool. The lifespan depends entirely on how well you maintain your cashmere sweater. While luxurious, cashmere comes with a high cost but also a long life making them a smart investment for your wardrobe. Take the cost of your sweater by twenty years, and you will see the price ends up saving you money thanks to the longevity of the material.

CAN YOU WEAR CASHMERE EVERY DAY?

If you want to wear cashmere daily, you will need several shirts or sweaters. Each of your cashmere items will need a day or three to rest between wearing for optimal longevity. Instead of putting your cashmere on hangers, fold it and put it in drawers. This will help it keep its shape for longer.
 

CAN YOU WEAR CASHMERE WITH JEANS?

Cashmere definitely goes with jeans in today's society. Honestly, you can wear anything with cashmere and anything with jeans. When you pair them up, they become a dynamic duo ready to be staples in your closet. With the right shoes and accessories, jeans and cashmere can make for an elegant outfit ready to impress.

Also, cashmere sweaters work well with different styles of jeans. Wear a form-fitting sweater with a pair of wide-leg jeans, a cashmere cardigan over skinny leggings, and a pair of Italian leather ankle boots. Add a cashmere wrap with a pair of trouser-cut jeans for a sophisticated outfit ready to take to your work and then out on the town with a pair of Italian leather mules.

You can even wear a cashmere poncho, a jean skirt, and knee-length boots in the fall. Take a cashmere wrap to the beach in the summer over your jean capris or shorts. Any cashmere item you buy will become a necessity for practically any outfit!

DOES CASHMERE IMPROVE WITH AGE?

As a luxurious fabric, cashmere does improve with age. Again, the fine fabric may not last as long if you do not care for it properly from the beginning. However, cashmere gets softer with use and washing and does not usually pill after a few wears and washes. It is light, lets air through, and does not get wrinkled. Cashmere is made to last for a long time.

While other fabrics damage over time or, worse, stretch out, Cashmere does not wear out or get damaged over time like other fabrics do. Instead, if you take care of it, it gets better with time. With simple care and storage, cashmere's natural fibers get softer and warmer the more that it is worn, making it a true investment for any winter wardrobe.

Many people change out their clothes after a few seasons of wearing, but with cashmere, you can wear it for decades and still pass it on to your daughter or granddaughter. Whether you are in the market for a new cashmere sweater, cardigan, or even a cashmere scarf, be sure that you care for this luxury lifetime fabric. It will keep you warm and will never go out of style.

 

IS IT WORTH BUYING CASHMERE?

A good cashmere sweater for women might cost twice or even three times as much as a good wool sweater, which makes you wonder if it is worth it to buy cashmere. The answer is a resounding yes. Cashmere offers more value for the purchase than almost any other fabric. Consider cashmere, the Italian leather of the fabric world. It offers longevity, beauty, function, and instantly becomes a staple in your wardrobe.

When you hear the word cashmere, you immediately think of a luxury item made from natural materials with impressive qualities such as soft, warm, and cozy. You get all of these from cashmere with the lifespan and less it's or overheating as you would with wool. Cotton lasts a long time, but cashmere can outlive it by decades with the right care.

Moreover, some styles never go out of style, like a simple cardigan in a neutral color or a crewneck t-shirt. When you buy one of these in cashmere, you do not need to buy another one in that color for several decades! You can save money because cashmere gets fewer holes than other materials, too, as it's such a durable fabric. However, if you want some funky patterns, consider how often you will wear the item because if you only wear it once or twice, you will lose a lot of money on the price.

Lastly, cashmere is made from the undercoat of goats, which is made of hairs that are very good at keeping out the cold. This makes the fiber eight times warmer than sheep's wool. When you touch a thick cashmere knit, it will feel light and fluffy, but when you wear it, it will keep you warm and cozy. Cashmere has traditionally been worn as an extra layer by people who live in cold climates. This is because the fibers are seven
times thinner than human hair, so a 100% cashmere sweater may look thin but is actually a great thermal layer.