Cashmere is absolutely for this season. The cashmere is combed from the underfleece of goats that graze on the Tibetan plateau and then transported 6000 miles to Scotland and the shores of Loch Leven to be dyed and spun; a luxury, an indulgence - perfect for giving or to be given.
Our cashmere gloves are carefully cut and sewn by hand in exactly the same way as all our other gloves to make a glove that flatters the hand and fits like a glove should fit. To be perfectly clear, a great many cashmere gloves are knitted on a machine; they will fit you where they touch you and you can wear either glove on either hand. There is absoloutely nothing wrong with this (it may even be convenient) but, if you want a glove that is made to fit your hand and cut to size, you need a traditional cut and sewn glove.
And - just when you thought it couldn't get any better - we've added a touchscreen friendly version; pure silver coated thread, hand embroidered little stars to provide that all important touch of conductivity between you and your 'phone/screen/atm. 'Tis the season...
To ascertain your glove size, pass a tape measure around the widest part of your hand - usually over your knuckles, excluding the thumb. The result, in inches, is your glove size - e.g. if circumference measures 7 inches, you are a glove size 7. If you are between two sizes, round down to the lower of the two.
Of course, there are times when you might not know the glove size, perhaps if you are buying our gloves as a gift. In that case, we would recommend a size 7, because this is the average size, and is likely to fit most people. If your glove doesn't fit perfectly, we are more than happy to exchange it - just contact us. Special size requirements are always available on request.
With touchscreen friendly winter gloves, the key requirement is for conductivity that will allow the naturally occurring electric charge in your finger to pass through the glove to the screen.
Some have achieved this by immersing a glove in a conductive solution or simply by implanting a blob of metal.
Neither of these methods seemed to line up with our way of doing of things so we went out and found thread woven in pure silver and hand embroidered little stars onto the thumbs and forefingers of our touch screen friendly winter gloves.
Why silver? Decadence? No. Silver is an excellent conductor - the best in existence. Why hand embroidered? Because only hand embroidery will position the little stars with sufficient accuracy.