The luxury fibre mainly comes from the Kashmir goat and is typically three times more insulating than sheep’s wool
CASHMERE is an extremely soft, expensive wool that is commonly used in shawls, jumpers and cardigans.
But why is the fine fabric so pricey and how is the wool collected for use?
Cashmere is a luxury material made from the soft undercoat of cashmere goats, who come from China and Mongolia
What is cashmere?
Cashmere comes from goats, mostly the type that roams within Asian areas such as Mongolia, Tibet, Northern India, Iran, Afghanistan and Southwest China.
The luxury fibre mainly comes from the Kashmir goat, but some samples can come from other types of goats too.
Cashmere is typically finer, softer and lighter than sheep’s wool, and can be three times more insulating.
It is made from a very fine, close weave and has been manufactured in Mongolia, Nepal and Kashmir for thousands of years.
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