Cashmere: the precious golden fleece
The Cashmere region extends between Afghanistan, India, China and Mongolia, where the "hircus" goats with their precious golden fleece are raised.
These extraordinary animals, in fact, in order to survive in a hostile habitat, with very cold and windy winters and hot summers, have developed under the outer hair (longer and more resistant) an undercoat composed of thousands of very soft and fine fibers, concentrated in a small surface.
Cashmere hair is renowned for its lightness, for its thermal properties and for the pleasant, soft and silky sensation it gives to the touch.It doesn’t felt and is long lasting. Compared to sheep’s wool, Cashmere fiber is more resistant, warmer and water repellent.