NOW WHEN THE DAYS ARE GETTING SHORTER AND THE TEMPERATURES SHADIER, THE PREFERENCE FOR STAYING AT HOME IS COMING TO THE FORE. TIME TO GET COSY AND COCOON AT HOME!
In autumn Cosiness is written with a capital C. We sink into mountains of cushions, snuggle up with blankets, wear fluffy materials and light candles. The time to relish chilling without having a guilty conscience has finally arrived.
The trend researcher Faith Popcorn predicted the „Cocooning“ trend in the 90s. The term derives from the English word for “pupating”, creating a cocoon. However the penchant for homeliness has nothing to do with sitting alone on the couch in a tracksuit, but is primarily a style of furnishing and a lifestyle, which brings privacy to the fore, literally abounds in hospitality and priorities cosiness. People look for stylish security in their own home and build a cosy nest year after year. Cushions, plaids, chandeliers, shag-pile carpets, sheepskins, woollen blankets and fireplaces are important furnishing elements. Fashion designers have been aware of this trend for some time and delight us with oversize jackets and lots of knitwear. Light, cosy knitted garments with a generous cut define the trend. The materials are light and luxurious. Alpaca, wool and cashmere warm our bodies.
All in fine style
Cashmere and cocooning belong together like rainy autumn days and hot chocolate. Because cashmere wool is wonderfully warm, super light and particularly soft on our skin – no wonder we love to wrap it around us. Cashmere wool is obtained from the under wool of the Cashmere goat. This super fine wool is combed through extremely gently and carefully using a hooked comb. Each goat gives only 100-150 g of wool. The wool obtained from four goats over one year is required to produce one pullover. This also explains the high price of Cashmere products, but the feel-good factor is worth every penny!
„Autumn is always our best time“
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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