What is Cashmere

What Cashmere is – a Sheep or a Goat

A customer asked me what cashmere is – a sheep or a goat. It's an interesting way to phrase the question. Let's clarify. Cashmere is a soft and expensive fibre obtained from the undercoat of cashmere goats. As a rule, the cashmere goat (Capra hircus) is a domestic animal originating in Central and Southeast Asia. These goats are known for their undercoat, which consists of fine fibres used in the production of cashmere yarn.

Indeed, the customer's question is valid, as cashmere fibre is indeed obtained from cashmere goats, not sheep. Sheep wool is coarser than goat hair, and sheep fibre is commonly called simply wool. Cashmere yarn is renowned for its softness, warmth, and sheen, making cashmere a popular material for crafting high-quality and comfortable items.

Dear customers, you will find pure cashmere or mixed cashmere here.

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