The Cashmere Fibre

Processing Fine Fabrics

Fiocco di cashmere made in Italy

Cashmere fibertakes its name from the Kashmir geographic area, now divided between India, China and Pakistan. Since the nineteenth century yarn has been appreciated and exported to Europe where modern machineries and processing techniques enhance the qualities that have made it today the most prestigious raw material in the fashion industry. The most important vendors are: Iran, Tibet, Mongolia and Afghanistan. Modest amounts are also produced by the Pakistani province of Kashmir.

Hircus goats live in the mountainous regions and on the plateaus of Asia. The cloak of this breed of goats is among the finest and finest. The outer part of the mantle consists of a hair called giarra, thicker, rigid and rough, while the underside of the underneath is called duvet and is the most precious and sought after. This is the safest part of the goat and less subjected to atmospheric events, soft and lush. The climatic changes between the day and night of the areas where Hircus is bred are conducive to the development of the duvet underbody skirt, which acts as a thermo-regular animal against the outside environment, protecting it from temperature fluctuations. The underarm is strictly manually removed through the cloak of the mantle during the spring mute period. For each adult goat we get on average 200 grams of hair.
Italy is the reference point for cashmere productionthanks to its experience in wool processing. The technicians specialize in the selection of the flake, which is transformed into yarn and then in fine fabric.

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