Cashmere and Camel Hair Council
Superfine Wool Council
Fine Animal Hair Facts
Fiber Box Fiber Identification Tool
Can You Choose the TRUE Cashmere?
Fine Animal Hair Testing Labs (Microscopy)
Fine Animal Hair Testing Labs (Alternative Method)
Definition of Cashmere
Wool Testing Labs
Definition of Fine and Superfine Wool
Presenting the Superfine Wool Council
FACTS TO KNOW WHEN SHOPPING FOR CASHMERE AND CAMEL HAIR GARMENTS
Cashmere and camel hair garments are precious. It's important for shoppers to know how to buy and care for cashmere and camel hair to assure they get the best value for their dollar.
Cashmere and camel hair are luxurious and fashionable, but also durable and a practical investment. They both:
How many cashmere goats does it take to make a cashmere sweater? A sports jacket?
1/4 ... 1/2 ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4
Answer: It takes the fleece of more than two goats for a two ply sweater and from four to six cashmere goats for a sports jacket.
Cashmere is a renewable resource!
Cashmere is an extremely rare fiber and is available in limited supply. One goat yields an average of four to six ounces of fiber. It takes 32 ounces of fiber to make one sports jacket and 10 to 12 ounces of fiber to make one two-ply sweater.
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