... is the quality brand from V. FRAAS. This sustainable fabric is manufactured, from yarn to fringes, all in Germany.
And this is how it came to be:
In September 1985, a valuable rediscovery had been made. In Germany, a small group of experts discovered a scarf from the oldest part of the sample archive; A material sample from 1949/1950. The plush, silky material was incredibly fascinating. The most important fiber found was a cellulose wool, which has not been used in 35 years within the company's production.
So began the weeks long search for a comparable fiber and yarn blend. The in-house product development, weaving mill and finishing department, as well as external fiber manufacturers, spinning mills and dyeing mills joined their mission until vast amount of tests and experiments finally yielded success. The result was years of experience, high-tech, patented manufacturing and finishing procedures - our Cashmink®. A scarf made from the synthetic Cashmink® fibers is superior to any natural fiber for warmth and softness (the fibers are even 20% finer than cashmere). Cashmink® offers the best climate comfort, the material is hypoallergenic even to the most sensitive skin and it is water repellent. All Cashmink® accessories are Oeko-Tex® standard, 100% certified and are manufactured to German quality standards. It has always been part of our philosophy to manufacture in a way that protects health and the environment. Thanks to the innovative manufacturing technologies, it's possible to produce our Cashmink® with a variety of designs and in an assortment of colors. The soft, silky material makes every color seem even more brilliant.
Why the name Cashmink®? Very simple. Cashmink® is as soft as cashmere and as shiny as mink. The 100 million sold Cashmink® scarves tell their own story - lined up in a row they would reach four and a half times around the globe. Cashmink® scarves are the top-selling scarves in the world. and can be found on five continents and in 62 countries.