Cashmere is the rarest and most precious natural fibre in the world, yet the product of one of its harshest environments. Cashmere fibre can be sourced from several regions of China, and from Inner and Outer Mongolia but the higher quality types that can command a premium tend to come from Inner Mongolia or other regions of China. During the winter months, the temperature can drop to 40 degrees below zero, and to protect themselves, the goats grow a downy under fleece of soft short hair – this undercoat is cashmere fibre.
Chinese cashmere tends to be the finest and whitest fibre available – other parts of the world tend to produce shorter, coarser fibre of dark brown colour. Coarser fibre will influence the quality of the handle and drape of the garment – there is some white Mongolian fibre, but it is not as white as Chinese and is still coarse.
It takes around 1kg of raw goat wool to produce 200g of cashmere. So to produce just one scarf, it would require the fibre from at least 4 goats.
We source our yarn from the world’s leading supplier of Cashmere yarn, based in Scotland.
We take great pride in being able to say that our products are MADE IN BRITAIN.
We are incredibly passionate about producing the finest quality cashmere products here in the UK. We use the latest in seamless knitting technology to ensure that our products are made to the highest technical standards. This technology also allows us to produce consistent and better fitting products, throughout the range.
Because we manufacture here in the UK, we are also able to produce bespoke items for special occasions. Please contact our sales team for more information on MADE TO ORDER products.