The camel (Camelus Bactrianus) belongs to the Camelidae family. This animal is widespread mainly in Central and South-Eastern Asia, in the areas that include Mongolia, China and the Gobi Desert.
This type of animal that can reach 4 meters in height offers one of the most interesting fibers for padding and fabrics. The collection of this fiber is carried out by combing or hand-picking the fiber itself during the animal's annual moult, which takes place in late spring, during which most of the hair falls off the neck area.
The fiber of the Bactrian camel measures about 20 microns in diameter for a length ranging from 2.5 to 12.5 cm. The finest, softest and most precious fiber, called Baby Camelhair, is collected from the still cub camel, and measures 16/18 microns. Thanks to its finesse and value, the Camel padding is often considered an excellent alternative to the Cashmere fiber, also due to the desert habitat in which the animals live which subjects them to frequent changes in temperature, making their coat an excellent thermoregulator.
Its softness and finesse make the camel fiber an excellent product capable of absorbing large quantities of heated air, transforming it into an excellent padding for winter. Furthermore, being hygroscopic, it ensures the absorption of moisture, keeping the body dry and therefore promoting physical well-being.