Today, the geographical habitat of the rare Cashmere Goat extends across only a few areas on Earth. These are barren, high-mountain steppes and landscapes in a continental climate zone, characterized by short summers, unbearably freezing winters and very strong winds. This environment accounts for the goat’s exceptionally fine hair, which optimally protects it from these harsh conditions. The more adverse the weather and the harsher the living conditions, the higher the quality of the additional insulating layer. It’s a delicate down with an especially soft, silky, quality that grows underneath the coarse outer coat.
The dedication and warmth of the people and the families who tend to these goats is as endearing as the weather is cold.
The fluffy down hair of the Cashmere Goat is the raw material from which Cashmere yarn is made. It grows underneath the covering layer of guard hairs and is produced only in these extreme weather conditions.
Like a Lotus Flower blooming in muddy waters, Cashmere grows from the harshest conditions into an incredible soft, beautiful an exceptionally complex protein-rich fiber with special properties: it is extremely light, flexible and pliable thanks to its unique surface; it is extensible in volume and elastic like rubber. It can modulate the insulating capacity based on the existing humidity at that time, so you are never too warm but always warm enough. Cashmere is antistatic and takes up very little dust from the atmosphere. Its natural protective layer makes it stain-resistant. It is not flammable, it is 100% biodegradable and it is able to adapt to its environment. All of these properties contribute to Cashmere’s uniqueness and explain why it was predestined for use.