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Hadley Cashmere was one of the leading cashmere sweater manufacturers in the United States from the 1940s through the 1970s. Besides cashmere sweaters, Hadley also made coordinating wool skirts and silk blouses. These matched sets were very popular with college girls in the 1950s and early 1960s. In the 1960s, the Hadley company produced a very thick, high-quality 6 or 8 ply cashmere yarn known as Cashmere Soufflé.
Hadley made sweaters for department stores and often both names will be on the label. If you suspect that an unlabeled sweater might be cashmere, look in the side seams for the little 100% cashmere label shown in picture two. Hadley very often put this label in the side.
See also: Cashmere Sweaters
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From a late 1940s sweater
from a 1950s sweater
from a 1950s cashmere cardigan
from a 1960s sweater
from a 1960s cardigan sweater
from a 1970s sweater