In terms of British retail, Marks & Spencer really occupy the higher echelons, and remain the luxury brand of choice for many people.
First founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds, the company grew and grew over the subsequent years. In 1998, M&S was also the first British retailer to make a pre-tax profit of more than Â£1bn.
Headquartered in the City of Westminster, London, the company boasts 703 stores in the United Kingdom, with a further 361 other stores operating in 40 countries around the world. Mainly, the company deals with clothing and luxury food.
The firm offers a wide range of different products within their clothing line, with Marks and Spencer cashmere being one of the most popular ranges, and one that remains available today.
A uniquely soft and comfortable material, cashmere is ideal for use with jumpers and cardigans. Unlike some other materials, it's also typically quite thin, which is ideal for the chillier months when an extra layer is needed to help keep warm.
Marks and Spencer cashmere can be purchased in a number of different colours. As a general rule, cashmere is set in a plain design, with no patterns or logos added.
Cashmere is one of the pricier materials for jumpers and cardigans. Marks and Spencer cashmere items will usually be above Â£30 when purchased new, although money can be saved by those prepared to take the second hand approach.