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
Definition of Fine and Superfine Wool
Wool Testing Labs
Definition of Cashmere
Presenting the Superfine Wool Council
Background and History
The Cashmere & Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI) is an international trade association representing the interests of producers and manufacturers of camel hair and cashmere fiber, yarn, fabric and garments throughout the world. Formed in 1984 as the Cashmere & Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute of America, the Institute changed is name in 1990 to better reflect the international character of its membership and activities. Today, the Institute is the leading authority on domestic and international issues concerning these luxury fibers and advises on labeling, international standards, supply and market trends.
The goal of the Institute is to promote and protect the image and integrity of camel hair and cashmere textile products. This is accomplished through:
CCMI represents the interest of members at both national and international levels and works with appropriate government bodies whose activities affect the industry.
CCMI monitors the marketplace for mislabeled camel hair or cashmere garments and provides a free fiber content testing service for CCMI members, manufacturers and retailers to determine if products are accurately labeled. This service is not available to consumers.
CCMI actively works with trade and consumer media to communicate to the business community and general public about trends and issues facing the camel hair and cashmere industry and its products.
CCMI provides a forum for industry leaders world-wide to meet and discuss important issues and to identify workable solutions for the common good of the industry.
CCMI's staff offers professional consulting services and advice on issues specific to the camel hair and cashmere industries including government relations, international standards, supply and market trends.
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