Lona Scott was established to create a destination for the best quality cashmere products, for the best price. We have years of experience in the industry where we have developed our knowledge on determining the softest cashmere, ensuring our customers get the luxury they deserve.
We value our customers, which is why we aim to make your shopping experience as smooth as possible, establishing ourselves as a trustworthy competitor to the high end shopping industry.
Every single product on lonascott.com is handpicked by our specialist team to ensure only the best is offered to our customers; we focus on quality, not volume. This also means we treat our cashmere with the delicacy and sensitivity needed to ensure it arrives to you in perfect condition. We aim to cater to every corner of the globe and have an international shipping team
A brief history of cashmere
Cashmere is manufactured from the wool of the cashmere goat, sometimes known as the Himalayan mountain goat. To survive the hostile environment of the Himalayas and surrounding plateaus, the cashmere goats develop an incredibly soft inner coat; these fibres are then hand-combed from beneath the chin and underbelly to extract the soft, fine, downy undercoat to be used in the production of cashmere.
Considered a luxury due to its scarcity and laborious production process, cashmere came to fashion in Europe in the late 18th century.
The designs of cashmere began to adapt to European taste and by the 19th century, Scotland has become a hub for the modern cashmere and weaving industry.
Innovations in weaving technology within Scotland (allowing the delicate separation of fibres without damaging the down) led to the creation of new cashmere products, including the production of underwear.
Cashmere’s longevity and luxury status has secured its place as a timeless classic, and its adaptability means that it’s a must-have for fashion lovers, all year round.