Everybody knows that this term is synonymous with preciousness. But not everybody knows that this fibre is very rare: every year only 5 million kilograms are produced throughout the world.
The finest cashmere comes from Mongolia, superior to that produced in Iran, Russia, Afghanistan, Turkey and India. To protect themselves against Mongolia’s harsh climate, cashmere goats grow two coats, the outer, formed by coarse hair, and an undercoat with a short, very fine and extremely warm down called duvet.
Only the duvet wool is made into cashmere. To get an idea of its exclusiveness, consider that a goat provides only 100 grams of duvet each year.