Fibers we use

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MOHAIR is a silk-like yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat. Both durable and resilient, mohair is notable for its high luster and sheen and is often used in fiber blends to add these qualities to a textile. Garments made from mohair have a lovely drape and the fibres take dyes particularly effectively, as well as having gorgeous natural colours. Mohair is warm in winter as it has excellent insulating properties, while remaining cool in summer due to its moisture wicking properties. It is durable, naturally elastic, flame resistant and crease resistant. It is considered to be a luxury fiber, like cashmereangora and silk, and is usually more expensive than most wool that is produced by sheep.

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ALPACA is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Due to airpockets within the fiber alpaca is 7% warmer than cashmere. Alpaca fiber is also naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite. The average alpaca sheep produces 2.4kg of fibre each year and they live for around 15-20 years. Alpaca wool was originally used for Incan royalty. It retains its luxurious reputation to this day. Read more about why we love to use alpaca here.

CASHMERE wool is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats and is finer, stronger, lighter, softer and approximately three times more insulating than sheep wool.  Cashmere wool fiber for clothing is obtained from the neck region of Cashmere goats. Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called guard hair. The amount of coarse hair remaining in the process greatly affects price, with fiber having the lowest hair content commanding the highest price. The annual yield per animal ranges from a few grams to about 0.5 kilogram. A sweater requires the fleece of 4 to 6 goats. 

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SILK is the softest fabrics on the planet, shiny, breathable and comfortable it is made of a natural protein fiber, which is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture). The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.

The cocoon is made of a thread of raw silk from 300 to about 900 m long. The fibers are very fine and luscious, about 10 μm in diameter. About 5 000 cocoons are required to make 1 kg of silk.

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