What is cashmere?

Cashmere is one of the rarest and finest fibers in the world. It is soft to the touch, light in color and warm to wear. A cashmere garment is a symbol of luxury. Cashmere is a type of natural fiber obtained from the hair of a species of goat that lives in the cold and dry highlands. Most of them are concentrated in Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Qinghai and Ningxia in China, where winters are very dry and cold. In order to survive, these goats have grown thick and rough hair to keep themselves warm. Just below the coarse hair is a layer of fine fibers known as cashmere. The cashmere production of each goat is very limited.