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17-11-2006
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06-12-2006
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21-12-2007
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Uniqlo 100% cashmere not really cashmere?
Two weeks ago I finally gave into the cheap chic movement and bought myself a 50 pound cashmere sweater from Japanese retailer, Uniqlo. The store was crowded, I didn't try it on, it felt right, the label read 100% cashmere. I didn't wear the sweater until today. I was sitting at a table and my friend told me my hair was sticking to my sweater. I checked - she was right. I rubbed my arms against each-other and the fabric made those "crackling" sounds - like your average synthetic sweater. It was electrified! Cashmere is supposed to be a NATURAL fabric, it shouldn't happen. I tested it again and again and there is Defintely a good amount of synthetic thread.
I ask myself, WTF? How can they sell something and claim it's 100% when it clearly isn't and it's so easy to disprove?
Seriously, I know it's 100$ but I feel SO cheated.

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21-12-2007
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^ That's awful! I don't really trust Uniqlo. It's basically to me, an expensive Primark. I find everything in the store of very poor quality. The pricing is strange to me.

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i never succombed to that. major marketing is to me never a good sign.
i did walk past the store in london and they were promoting all the cashmeres but i still didnt feel tempted.
if you ask me, a good cashmere find is one that one just happens to "discover" without them promoting it so widely..
now, i am unsure how it feels as i havent felt it but im intrigued to know.
as of today, i know that for approx the same price you get real nice cashmere round/v/etc neck ones at Marks and Spencer...
unless they changed their material, last time i touched they were 100%cashmere

cant you return it to the store and complain?

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hello!!!

static electricity can happen with natural fibres as well as synthetic...
it has to do with how dry the air is ...
not the fibre content..

of course the uniqlo cashmere sweaters do NOT have any synthetic fibres...
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static happens with silk and wool and angora etc...


if you dampen your hands and run them across the fabric, it will eliminate the static immediately...

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hello!!!

static electricity can happen with natural fibres as well as synthetic...
it has to do with how dry the air is ...
not the fibre content..

of course the uniqlo cashmere sweaters do NOT have any synthetic fibres...
...

static happens with silk and wool and angora etc...


if you dampen your hands and run them across the fabric, it will eliminate the static immediately...
Are you serious??? : shock:

I guess you're the expert here but I was always told that "electricity" is a basic sign of a ****ty fabric.
Maybe you're right. But it never happened to any of my other sweaters. just this one...

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soft's right...

Materials can be ranked in order of their ability to hold or give up electrons, and under ideal conditions, if two materials are rubbed together, the one higher on the list should give up electrons and become positively charged.

TRIBOELECTRIC SERIES
your hand
glass
your hair
nylon
wool
fur
silk
paper
cotton
hard rubber
polyester
polyvinylchloride plastic

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When you pull your hat off, it rubs against your hair. Electrons move from your hair to the hat. Now each of the hairs has the same positive charge. Things with the same charge repel each other. So the hairs try to move away from each other. The farthest they can get is to stand up and away from all the other hairs. - sciencemadesimple.com

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22-12-2007
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i had a static issue while wearing a 100% cashmere sweater the other day (not from uniqlo, somewhere else)...
it's definitely possible..
and i don't doubt that my shirt is cashmere..
this can definitely happen with any fabric..

as soft and strawb have already described ...

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hmmm... i do agree with the static facts.. but is 100%cashmere equal to any other 100%cashmere?
there are different ways of knits which can affect the way it feels.
i know that my "thicker" knits do have some fibres that feel quite sting-y and stand out compared to the rest of the cardi. very minimal but quite annoying when my face touches my shoulder..
overall though i love my cashmeres. (as im allergic to thick wool)

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So is there any way in which someone can tell whether cashmere is fake or not?

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Well for starters, I really doubt that a huge company like Uniqlo (who has recently) opened its latest store in Paris will have fake cashmere.

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static electricity can happen with natural fibres as well as synthetic...
it has to do with how dry the air is ...
not the fibre content..
Amen to that.

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oh that's funny... haha

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not uniqlo, but it has happened before that the care label stating a fabric content wasnt always saying the truth....

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Uniqlo I'm sure use 'real' cashmere, but the issue for me is that their cashmere is not the best quality - obviously for the prices they charge. It's almost rough and um, stiff. There are different qualities and weights in cashmere, I'm sure someone else who knows more about this than me can enlighten us about it!

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