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St Patrick’s Day and Irish Design

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Did you know the original colour of St Patrick’s Day was actually blue? The green colour is actually influenced by our American friends, who took on St Patrick’s day, and associated it with Ireland’s most common colour, Green! 

Here at Castanea, we believe in celebrating the new & the old.  

Through our quality and attention to detail, we honour everything Irish.

And in celebrating the old, we have the Janie sweater. Constructed from 100% Cashmere, a beautiful super-soft fitted sweater with tonal ribbed cuffs made in a beautifully soft Glaciar & Ocean blues. The front has simple perforated details with a time-honoured loose rolled hem finish. It’s easy, it’s unique & above all it’s comfortable. 

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International Women’s Day

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In our opinion every day should be Women’s day. However, we use the cards we are dealt, so this March 8th, remind yourself of your beautiful femininity by wrapping yourself in a truly luxurious piece of Castanea cashmere. We are delighted to introduce our  brand new Spring/Summer collection that is bound to have you feeling chic, casual, cool & the main thing feeling yourself this Women’s day. 

‘Mary’s Cashmere hoodie’ comes to mind.  Its named after Mary an avid bee keeper. Her hard-work and determination for quality define this piece, as we wanted to uphold these qualities and thus, the ‘Mary’s Cashmere hoodie’ was created. Its crafted in 100% Cashmere in a lightweight honeycomb knit structure, directly inspired by beehives. 

Its in a beautiful Estate blue, complimented with a soft-melange Glacier blue too. It’s a super soft relaxed fit hoodie, with a modern stripe up the side to give a side of modernity to a time honoured design. 

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Celine Purslane Cashmere Sweater

Castanea Promise To You

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At Castanea we believe that women are amazing. They’re powerful, unstoppable forces, all while moving and existing with a beautiful femininity about them. We exist to help women feel themselves, their beautiful, unique selves. That’s why we here at Castanea only use the best quality European yarns available to us, in the hope that we can help women everywhere feel comfortable whether its wrapped up in front of a fire in these cold early months, or when they’re busy doing the day to day.   Read More

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to treat a loved one (or yourself) to a fabulous gift from Castanea. Give the gift of luxury this year. A Castanea Cashmere is the ultimate luxurious gift that keeps on giving & will last for years to come. 

Here at Castanea we believe that self love is what’s important. Why not celebrate you this Valentine’s Day?

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Paula Marron- Founder of Castanea

Who is Castanea?

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Castanea is an Irish designed cashmere clothing company, we consist of a small team led by our gallant leader, Paula Marron.  We believe in quality, femininity, and putting in the hours to deliver a product that love before you even take it out of the box.

Paula Marron- Founder of Castanea

Paula Marron – Founder of Castanea

Our name comes from Paula’s last name, Marron, meaning chestnut in many different languages throughout the world, then Paula threw a Latin twist on it, landing on CASTANEA.  Read More

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A guide to Care for your cashmere

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To get the most from your Castanea cashmere regular cleaning is required. It is important to give them a thorough cleanse & avoid having a sleeping pile of knitted sweaters in your laundry room! Unfortunately there are harsh consequences to washing your cashmere incorrectly; so please follow this guide carefully. Cashmere does fall into the hand wash & dry clean only category. It can be washed in a laundry bag if your machine has a cold hand wash cycle but they will last much longer if washed by hand.

Step 1.

It is best to use a clean sink or basin, make sure there is no residue of cleaning products on the surface of whatever you choose. Fill the basin with cool to tepid water. It is not necessary to freeze your hand off with polar ice cold water! Add a small amount of gentle cashmere or knitwear detergent. We recommend the Laundress cashmere shampoo, Ecover delicate, or you can use Woolite. Briskly swirl the shampoo in the water with your hand for even distribution & to generate suds.

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Gifts for her

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Here at Castanea we think anything in cashmere makes a super special gift any woman won’t forget in a hurry. It really is a gift that keeps giving! The fiesta red coloured sweaters & accessories are the obvious choice for a truly festive & luxurious gift.

 

However if you want to splurge we recommend the Liza sweater. It is crafted from a super soft mid-weight knit with voluminous waffle puffed upper sleeves that lead into chunky ribbed cuffs, and features a high turtle neck & thick luxurious cardigan stitch body.

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