January 6, 2008

Cashmere Sheets

When I was writing about the textures of grasscloth and crewel, it reminded me of something I've just read about - cashmere sheets. I adore cashmere and have a rather large collection of cashmere sweaters, as well as socks, gloves, and a wrap or four. In fact, I've pretty much gotten rid of my wool sweaters, except for an old Irish fisherman's sweater and a warm Norwegian one.

Personally, I am a plain high-thread count all-cotton sheet kind of gal. No flannel, none of those ghastly t-shirt sheets, no poly blends. Manrico, an Italian company makes cashmere sheets and a queen-size set costs $5,800. However, they can be machine-washed, so that will save you on the dry-cleaning bills. Because of the properties of cashmere and the light weight of the sheets, they can be used year-round.
The cashmere sheets are being sold in jewelry stores, because they're just that exclusive. I am really torn about the idea of cashmere sheets. I do love my crisp cotton sheets, and because the dog is usually somewhere in close proximity, they get washed frequently. It's also pretty hot and humid here in the summer, so thinking of cashmere in the summer doesn't fill me with joy. But they are cashmere... But they're $5,800... What do you think?

18 comments:

  1. I would probably fall in love with these since this is coming from a girl who has to use blankets even in the heat of summer. I don't thing I can never, ever justify the price tag but I would sure love to say I've slept on casmere sheets at least once in my life.

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  2. Eeew! There is a line, and for me these most certainly cross it.

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  3. Hmmm, I'm not sure. I'd have to feel them first, but I'm with you- summer down here is not the place for cashmere, no matter how lightweight.

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  4. I'd be afraid my hair would become all staticy, but I bet they feel so nice in a drafty old house.

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  5. Just a few minutes ago I would have told you that I loved - loved! - all things cashmere. But that was before I'd heard of cashmere sheets. Somehow cashmere sheets don't sound appealing. They put me in mind of those t-shirt sheets. I like my sheets cotton and crisp.

    But cashmere blankets on the other hand... I'd be very happy to add those to my bed.

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  6. Here in the DC area, no way would cashmere work in the summer. Nothing like cool, crisp cotton sheets in the heat of summer.

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  7. that sounds ghastly to me...way too hot and you wouldn't get that cool feeling I love from cotton sheets.

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  8. I have to agree with everyone. Cashmere sheets? Even worsted with a very silky hand... no thanks. I don't even use flannel. I'd have to shave before getting into bed in the evening. The idea of a five o'clock shadow catching at a pillow case isn't the least bit appealing. Stick with a cashmere throw. And heavily washed Egyptian long-staple cotton sheets.

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  9. I have to agree with everyone. Cashmere sheets? Even worsted with a very silky hand... no thanks. I don't even use flannel. I'd have to shave before getting into bed in the evening. The idea of a five o'clock shadow catching at a pillow case isn't the least bit appealing. Stick with a cashmere throw. And heavily washed Egyptian long-staple cotton sheets.

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  10. I have to agree with everyone. Cashmere sheets? Even worsted with a very silky hand... no thanks. I don't even use flannel. I'd have to shave before getting into bed in the evening. The idea of a five o'clock shadow catching at a pillow case isn't the least bit appealing. Stick with a cashmere throw. And heavily washed Egyptian long-staple cotton sheets.

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  11. Well, I'd definitely be willing to be a guinea pig now that I'm up here in the tundra! They sound divine.

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  12. They sound divine for winter!

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  13. Wow!! Cashmere sheets...that's like the ultimate luxury! For that price tag I can see why they are only sold in jewelry stores ^_^ I agree with Suzy that I think they would be divine for winter.

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  14. Hmm...I LOVE Leotine Linens so for me to change to cashmere , they would have to be out of this world. They do sound interesting!

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  15. that sound really interesting. i think i'd still stick to cotton although I do love cashmere blankets and throws! take a look at http://www.elegantlinenspc.com/Cashmere-blankets.htm - i love the throws i have from there!

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  16. Somehow cashmere sheets don't sound appealing to me,but im sure its nice and warm but id go crazy in those so cashmere here or there ill be better without them !

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  17. Oh wow! I absolutely am in love with Cashmere as well! And I wouldn't mind paying that much because I would think it's worth it. Just needs a lot of hard work and earning for input. So, is it possible that you can give us a list of the places that sell cashmere bedsheets??

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  18. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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