Originating from the east coast, USA. In the 1970s Frieda & Freddies was the name of two infamous Discotheques in Miami and New York, with the label being personified by two little Chihuahuas named "Frieda & Freddies".
Not only did countless Hollywood stars, such as Jackie O, Steve McQueen & Paul Newman wear Frieda & Freddies, but further the cast of MIAMI VICE were clothed in Frieda's couture. As a result, Frieda & Freddies became absolute cult in the 80's, far beyond Miami and New York. Today the fresh and young collection has been vastly expanded to an extensive lifestyle collection.
Only at the beginning of the last century in France, cashmere was used initially for underwear. In the 20's COCO CHANEL and JEAN PATOU showed the world how such inimitably beautiful cashmere knitwear could be done. Thus, the cashmere knitwear industry began at its highest level. This is how cashmere fibers’ triumph began. Italian spinning mills were especially distinguished for the purity, uniformity and fineness of the fiber they spun. It was the excellent water quality of these regions that made the difference and is still so today.
Why a Cashmere product is so valuable depends on many factors. Apart from selecting the best yarn, a factor which determines the price of cashmere products is also the uniqueness and scarcity of the raw material, because only about 5% of annual fiber production accounts for wool, animal hair and silk. Cashmere goats ship yearly only about 5 500 tonnes worldwide. Just by this you can tell that not everything which is called cashmere is cashmere, because the quantity of cashmere knitwear on the market exceeds the theoretical amount. High-quality conditions determine the value of cashmere yarn: The length of the fiber - The fine undercoat of the cashmere goat is the raw material from which such a cashmere yarn is made.
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