Mongolian Cashmere is the Best Wool

Some say that pure Mongolian cashmere is the best. The quality and feel of pure Mongolian cashmere clothes will leave you longing for more. Owning a garment made of cashmere is a fashion treat to be fully treasured – one little goat has to work a full four years to produce enough cashmere wool to make just one sweater.

Woven Cashmere is known for its softness, warmth and long life. Pure cashmere clothes get softer with each wearing.  Maybe that’s why we call cashmere the Fibre of Kings. In addition to being soft and flexible, cashmere wool tests out as eight times warmer than sheep’s wool.  So nature created it to keep the Kashmiri goat warm in their Himalayan home.

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Black Cashmere Goat
Black Cashmere Goat

The goats grow their Cashmere wool downy undercoat as soon as the summer starts to cool, and right into winter. The Cashmere is an undercoat.  The goat’s outer coat is made up of longer and rougher wool that protects the cashmere undercoat from the cold and wet.  The cashmere is harvested in Spring by shearing or gradually combing the hair to remove the down.

The Harsh Climate Makes Mongolian Cashmere The Best Wool

Cashmere goats have adapted well to the cold and rugged terrain in Mongolia.  The harsh mountainous climates lead to the highest quality wool.  Maybe that’s why goats grown in milder climates don’t have the downy coats that produce quality cashmere for garments.

As with most rare materials, the finer the cashmere, the more expensive it becomes. And Variations in the fineness of the cashmere depend on are a result of its origins.

Quality and fibre length also contribute to the price.  And strong, long fibres make stronger yarn that pill less. Plus the better quality fibres dye better and more evenly too, remaining soft even in dark colours. As with most fine fabrics, you get what you pay for.

Top quality, pure cashmere items have a soft, smooth and luxurious feeling. Check the quality of a sweater by pulling the sides of the sweater apart and then letting them go, and the sweater should snap back to its original shape. Loosely knit, limp fabric is the sign of a lower quality or cheaply made sweater. Don’t buy just for density/weight; a good sweater should feel hefty and substantial even if it is lightweight.