Between Afghanistan, India, China and Mongolia stretches the Cashmere region, where the “hircus” goats with the precious golden fleece are bred. Cashmere comes from the undercoat of goats.
These extraordinary animals in fact, to survive in such an hostile habitat with freezing and windy winters and hot summers, have developed under their outer coat, an under-down of thousands of very- soft and fine fibers, concentrated in a small area.
Cashmere hair is renowned for its light weight, for its thermal properties and for that special feeling of softness and silky hand 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.
The fiber has been thermobonded with Ingeo, brandname for a range of polylactid (PLA) biopolymers owned by Natureworks LLC.
Ingeo is a natural polymer made from vegetable substances, so the final product is 100% natural.