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Cashmere Wool: Defined and Explained

November 23, 2009

Cashmere wool has a fine texture in addition to being strong, light and soft. Cashmere is obtained from the Cashmere goat, which refers to any variety of goat from which the highly valued wool is produced. The finest cashmere comes from the underbelly and throat of the goats, but a lesser grade is also taken from the goats’ legs and backs. Longer fibers from the belly and throat area make the wool especially soft. The shorter fibers from the backs and legs are heavier and less expensive.

Chasmere goat

Chasmere goat


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