Cashmere: the precious golden fleece
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.
Cashmere comes from the underfleece of goats. 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 very fine fibers, concentrated in a small surface.
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. The final product is 100% natural.