What is cashmere?
For cashmere yarn production, Manufacturers usually use cashmere to produce cashmere yarn. Consumers like cashmere yarn. But few people really know what is cashmere.
What is Cashmere
Cashmere is goat’s hair under goat’s long hair, it is soft fine hair. When the winter come it will grow up, when the spring come it will drop off. Compared with wool and other fibers, it is thinner, softer, smoother, lighter, warmer, luster milder, better elasticity than wool and other fibers. Cashmere is rare special animal fiber, limited by geographical conditions, only a few countries can produce cashmere, total quantity 14000-15000 tons only. Because of low quantity (It accounts for only 0.2% of the world's total output of animal fiber), excellent quality, expensive, so it be called "soft gold".
The origin of cashmere
China is the world's largest producer of cashmere, The cashmere quantity about 70% of the world's total quantity, and cashmere is top-quality in the world, Not only domestic brands of cashmere sweater but also International brands of cashmere sweaters, the cashmere fibers are mostly from china. In history, Asia's Kashmir(CASHMERE), It is the distributing center of cashmere exported to Europe , Therefore, it is customary in the world to call goat hair is "CASHMERE", It has led some people to mistake high quality cashmere and its origins in Kashmir, That's not true.
Cashmere vs wool
There are some people think that the sheep has cashmere too, actually it is wrong. The sheep just with wool, Cashmere is goat’s hair, the goats from high altitude and cold area. Some people think the fine sheep wool is sheep cashmere or cashmere, it is misleading to consumers. The sheep wool and cashmere they are essentially different, the real cashmere just from goat.