Cashmere, made from goat’s wool is regarded as the supreme choice in fabric when considering adding warmth and softness. While wool can be derived from a variety of different types of animal hair including sheep, goats, alpacas, llamas, camels, and rabbits, Cashmere specifically is woven from the fleece underlayer of the Cashmere goat breed, most often found in the Mongolian Himalayas. This specific type of goat hair is ultra fine, high loft, and if collected correctly, comes in long fibers that are less likely to pill.
As a natural defense and protection against the extreme winter in its native environment, the Cashmere goat grows an incredibly warm and thick double-layered coat. Each spring when the weather warms, the goats molt these coats and the highly coveted fibers from the undercoat must be combed and collected by hand. Cashmere’s softness makes it a delicate fiber to process and chemicals or over-processing can easily damage the fibers. Once the fibers have been carefully dyed and sorted, they can be woven into a variety of life-long lasting blankets, sweaters, outerwear, textiles and fashion accessories.