The arrival of winter signals the perfect time to update your wardrobe, moving on from the lighter layers of autumn to cosy capes and scarves for one of the most fashion-forward seasons of the year. With the weather outside taking on a new chill as this year’s socially distanced festive gatherings get underway, many of which will be outdoors this time thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, you owe it to yourself to treat yourself to some new and warmer key pieces, and many of which will make beautiful Christmas gifts for others, too.
Of course, when it comes to winter warmers, the only real way to go is cashmere. This luxurious wool doesn’t just feel soft and sumptuous against the skin, but looks incredibly stylish, too. Our first port of call for premium cashmere goods this year? Scotland based Edinburgh Cashmere.
One of the top selling producers of 100 per cent pure cashmere and pure lambswool products in the UK as well as in wider Europe and with its head office in its namesake city of Edinburgh, this luxury accessories brand prides itself on its high-quality offerings, any of which would look just perfect as part of this year’s winter wardrobe.
Working with some of the oldest woollen mills and factories in Scotland, some of which come with heritage spanning over 200 years, Edinburgh Cashmere was the first ever company to make 135 cashmere clan scarves, and ensures that all of its products are made to the very highest of standards. And, with a focus on comfort, softness and style, each and every garment and accessory ticks all of the right boxes.
“Our use of long-hair cashmere ensures the very softest of products and provides great durability too,” says Didar Singh at Edinburgh Cashmere.
“We value our customers enormously, and want to ensure that they receive the very best products and all-round experience with us, so we pay close attention to the manufacturing process of each and every garment, and have them made from the very best materials available and woven with the greatest of precision.”
The company’s luxurious, premium quality collection is comprised of a stunning range of capes, scarves, stoles and blankets, all of which are available in a variety of different designs, from classic Scottish clan tartan to a camel check style colour palette, as well as some simpler, solid colours for those who prefer something a little more understated.
Despite its humble beginnings in bonny Scotland, the company has big plans for 2021.
Singh explains: “Next year will see continued expansion into Europe, the US and the Far East. We’ve already seen some significant sales in these markets, so we’re looking forward to expanding on those over the next 12 months.
“Not only that, but we also have some beautiful new products planned, along with some exclusive collaborations with renowned designers, so watch this space.”
Whether you’re looking for some beautiful new winter attire for yourself or some luxurious and cosy knitwear to gift someone close to you this Christmas, then look no further because we’ve chosen our top picks from this year’s collection that everyone will love.
Black Watch Cashmere Cape, £149
A timeless piece that will see you through this season and many more over the years to come, this beautiful and sophisticated cape is woven from the highest quality cashmere for a super soft and comfortable feel. A warm and stylish wardrobe staple that will keep you feeling toasty throughout the winter months, it comes in a variety of different patterns, including traditional Scottish clan tartans and solid colours. Let’s face it, you can never have enough luxury capes in your wardrobe, so you might just find yourself ordering a selection.
Milan Cashmere Stole, £129
A classic and stylish accessory that looks great layered over plain coloured coats and capes, this exquisite print is the ultimate timeless style accessory and will add interest and flair to any outfit. Best paired with an understated winter look, it’s perfect for those cold January days on the horizon, and will make for a welcome Christmas gift for any fashionista. One of Edinburgh Cashmere’s many luxury stoles, and in our opinion, one of the best.
Exploded Thomson Navy Cashmere Scarf, £69.99
Once again woven from luxurious, premium-quality 100 per cent cashmere, this item is a simple wardrobe essential and is a versatile accessory that will work with almost any kind of look. Pairing as perfectly with a casual daytime style as it does with a glamorous evening get-up, it’s a luxury scarf that will never let you down, whatever the occasion.
Plain Red 100% Pure Lambswool Blanket, £89
A soft and sumptuous blanket in vibrant red lambswool, this versatile item looks and feels luxurious from the word go, and can be used as a stole, sofa throw, or simply to keep cosy during those winter evenings in. Created from premium quality, 100 per cent pure lambswool, it provides all of the warmth and comfort you could want, and is one of a wide range of luxury blankets on offer from Edinburgh Cashmere.