Cashmere Wool: Usually simply known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats and other type of goats. Yes we said it "Cashmere Goats!" This must be the chicest of all the goats. We at Consignista can only image being wrapped up in cashmere 365 days a year; thought you all would agree!
CASHMERE FUN FACT:
Cashmere is finer, stronger, lighter, softer and approximately three times more insulating than sheep wool.
The word cashmere is an old spelling of the Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian Subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayans and the Pir Panjal Range.
Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat or under-down of hair mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called guard hair. For the fine under-down to be sold and processed further, it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. After de-hairing, the resulting "cashmere" is ready to be dyed and converted into textile yarn, fabrics and garments.