Taking on the Watchcap

A beautiful product

Upon first experience with the Cashmere Watchcap-- back when, Haleigh recognized this hat as having a quality so obvious that it seemed to have invented itself. It was straight-forwardly good, soft, and warm. This was our Nº 102, the cashmere watchcap. in 2004, Haleigh was a skier and a new mom living in Taos, NM when she heard that Mimi had turned off her phone and stopped knitting this great and useful hat. Golightly Cashmere was born out of admiration for this product and the hope to raise the standard of what a “fine piece of knitwear” is and can be. We design and make everything at Golightly Cashmere-- here in Santa Fe, NM.

The Joy of the Hat itself.

The joy of making something which provides warmth and comfort to another. The joy of giving joy to another. The joy that builds on itself winter after winter as you form and deepen your relationship with your watchcap. The joy in sharing something useful beautiful. The joy goes on and on.

Our Studio

Today, we are a medium-sized knitting studio where knitters make a full line of cashmere accessories and sweaters. We do a lot of hand-work: Stitching, linking, hand- manipulating. The work is meditative and challenging. We are interested in developing products which are highly luxurious and very useful. Color is one of our favorite parts of the day.

Our Team

Vicky has been with Golightly since 2009. She began in the shipping department wrapping each hat with love and precision. Her affinity for the product and for our aesthetic standard inspired Vicky to learn more. Today she is our Production Manager and Lead Knitter. As the machines take years to get to know, Vicky is patient, detailed, and she cares deeply about the work her team does. When not making those machines roar, Vicky can be found inventing something amazing in the kitchen or purveying the world for all things cute and original.
After years of hand-stitching your cashmere watchcaps, Eilene is our newest Premier Knitter. She comes to us with an Associates degree in fashion design and is a natural at the machine and with her hands. Eilene’s positive attitude and grounded centeredness is infectious and essential in the knitting studio. She loves family, food, making things and all the processes involved.
If there is a better way to do something, Leslie is going to uncover and execute. She is our Knitter Extraordinaire because she is precise, perfectionistic, and committed. It’s in the details where Leslie shines. We love Leslie because she is a rock in our production facility. When she makes something for you, be sure it will be made to last forever. Beyond and with an outstanding ethic Leslie is an avid biker, dog-lover, podcast listener and traveller.
Haleigh is our Founder and Creative Director. She is our visionary and leader. Without her love for quality design and timeless style, Golightly Cashmere may not be what it is today: a 100% USA-made knitting studio with a fabulously passionate and cared-for team of skilled artisans. It is Haleigh’s vision to change the way people think about investing in themselves. Does your head not deserve the best there is? Haleigh has a Master’s Degree in English but her strongest penchant is for color, good design and beauty.
Often identifying himself as our Janitor because nobody mops the floor better than he does (true story), Oscar is also our CEO. He is the Jefe. It is Oscar who keeps all of us focused on our Mission: to design and make delightfully useful and timeless cashmere knitwear. He holds the standard. His business degree from Monterrey Tech surely informs his meticulous attention to our mission and company organization, but we are pretty sure he gets his standard from the highest mountain tops. It is convenient that Oscar run’s a cashmere company because his favorite thing in life is SNOW. He is an extreme skier, a lifetime soccer player and a budding tennis player.
Karoline is our numero uno stylist, our Sales Director, and our wise advisor for just about everything. She is a true professional and a whole-hearted person. Her enthusiasm and passion is infectious. When you meet her, you will know that too. Come to chocolate + cashmere in Santa Fe for a quality of attention and care like none other. Outside our store, Karoline is an avid reader, a walker, a sun-gazer, an overall life-lover.
Hereby announcing Golightly’s first-ever In-House Photographer and Art Director. For you this means a new clarity of our vast color-line. For us, it means consistency and an opportunity to delight you with the passion we put into making Golightly Cashmere..Krysta comes with a Bachelors of Arts degree from Brooks Institute of Photography. Her perspective is fresh, her aesthetic honed.
When you come to one or both of our chocolate + cashmere stores in Santa Fe or Taos, you will be touched by the beauty of Kristin. Just about everything aesthetic Is attributed to this wonder-girl. We call her the one-stop shop because she can both visualize and execute. She is our painter, our illustrator, our furniture-designer, and our space-maker. Kristin is thoroughly gifted with talent and any attempt to name the ways will always fall short. The great thing: she is an easy and natural friend with wicked sense of humor. Her kitchen is also place where miracles happen.
When not wrangling his wild and precious three children from all forms of joy and mischief, Jason is our Marketing Director and Everything Web-Tech Guy. With more than 20 years experience in programming, Jason also spent 10 years as production manager for the Henson’s Muppets in NYC. He is a whiz at keeping all the meandering parts in a row while typing out web code with enough speed and know-how to impress. Jason is a wonderful pianist and spends countless hours accompanying his very gifted 13-year-old daughter singing jazz numbers.
Gaye lives up to her joyous name. She is one of these people who is fascinated by life and so inspired by creativity that she seems to bring it out in others. For chocolate + cashmere in Santa Fe, Gaye is our Style Consultant Extraordinaire. Her love for color and beauty makes her perfectly at home amongst our rooms filled with cashmere. Gaye is also a Graphic Designer with an degree in Art. She loves to travel and experience foods, culture, wine, and chocolate.
Sophia is our smart-as-a-whip Fulfillment Manager. She is responsible for all things in and out of Golightly Cashmere. As our line of distribution is full spectrum (from a cone of perfectly spun, combed, and dyed Scottish cashmere to a hand-loomed, built-to-last a lifetime watchcap) we need Sophia to keep watchful measures. When you have a question, it is often Sophia’s lovely British accented self who will take your call. She will also remember your name because her brain works in that “roger-that” kind of way. Secrets about Sophia: she’s a big time shoe lover, she hits the gym at 5 am, she has a very smart pomeranian named Samson.
Solid, cool, light, easy: ways to describe Abe. Abe can be found at chocolate + cashmere as the other half of team Karoline. The two work together like the perfect host and hostess that they are. Abe is honest and natural about style and his good opinions aren’t forced. He wears our cashmere, he’s a fan and he will detail the whats and hows of every kind of cashmere application we offer. Abe holds a degree in Science and is passionate about aerodynamics. He is a pilot, a musician, a vegan and an all-around asset to all of us at Golightly Cashmere.
Maizy, our much-loved Golden Doodle is Golightly’s Emotional Support Director. She has never met a knitter who makes a pom-pom that she didn’t just Love. She is proud of her non-shedding, hypo-allergenic status but she also prefers to play nice and dirty outside. Preferrably she catches sticks before they hit the ground and balls upon just one bounce. Maizy’s favorite thing about being at the knitting studio is the variety of snacks and scratches from all the people. Maizy’s motto: “something really amazing is about to happen.”

Our Stores

130 Bent St.
Taos, NM 87571
Santa Fe
109 East Palace
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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