LIST OF MEMBERS
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
Mislabeling - The Key Concern
CCMI came into existence to combat the influx of garments being sold in the USA claiming to be genuine cashmere, but in reality, were not.
The problem of mislabeled cashmere has and continues to tarnish the reputation of the product itself, as well as the companies who make and sell the garments.
Demand for cashmere continues to grow world-wide. As a result, demand for raw material continues to rise and so does the price.
The increased competition and demand for fiber has resulted in increased product contamination. Sheep wool is being blended with dehaired cashmere and the fibers are being sold as 100% cashmere. These stocks are being sold to Chinese sweater mills as well to Western buyers. As a result, more mislabeled garments are expected to be found in retail stores.
Cashmere is a rare and expensive luxury fiber and there is a great incentive for unscrupulous manufacturers and vendors to cheat on the amount of the fibers in a garment.
For U.S. Federal Trade Commission pamphlet on labeling cashmere products click here.