My friend's young daughter now runs around her basement playing dress up in a once-treasured scarf of her mother's. The mother remembers buying the scarf at Ann Taylor to accent her new suit right before an important job interview. Over time, the scarf got demoted.
Each winter, there always seems to be one sweater that's sacrificed to the fashion gods. It's been shrunk to doll-size proportions because you swore you could wash it yourself, or it ends up warped and faded in the back of your closet.
It's climate change that is affecting the goats, and therefore affecting the price of your yummy cashmere sweater. As everyone knows, as the world gets hit with new weather patterns, it will affect the livestock. And the goats are not immune.
In Christmas pasts, I would navigate through the holiday rush trying to find the perfect cashmere sweater for my sister or Mom. As I shopped, it would always surprise me to find $80, $200 and $400 cashmere sweaters. I would ask, "What's the difference?"