Sleek, smooth and super soft to the touch, cashmere is widely regarded as one of the finest natural fibres in the world.

It’s no coincidence then, that Corgi’s high end range of socks and knitwear are produced from this luxurious material.

And with Valentine’s Day coming up, what better gift to show that someone special just how much you care than probably the cosiest, snuggliest and warmest cashmere socks they have ever been lucky enough to pop on their feet.

But before you buy, here are 5 facts about this unique material:

1.Cashmere is one of the finest natural fibres in the world and is combed from the undercoat of Chinese and Mongolian goats.

2. The word cashmere is an old spelling of the Kashmir region in northern India and Pakistan, where the fibre originates from.

3. The cashmere wool industry dates back to pre-14th century Persia.

4. Cashmere is 8 times warmer than wool.

5. It takes one goat 4 years to produce enough cashmere for one jumper

So we think you’ll agree that cashmere is a pretty special fibre – and our range of cashmere socks and knitwear is pretty special too.

And as luck would have it, in the run up to Valentine’s Day we’re offering complimentary gift wrapping on all cashmere purchases in our online store – so there’s really no excuse not to treat your loved one (or yourself!)