#DYK How many goat’s are needed for 1 cashmere sweater?


Fiber With A Cause

So a friend sent me this great article about why cashmere is so expensive and soft. I recently began to use wool and cashmere blend for scarfs.  Not only is it soft but durable – not twisting and pulling after wear. I am a fan.

So per the article it takes four cashmere goats for one sweater; and the cashmere goats hair at the back of the neck produces the softest yarn. In addition, the articles talks about making sure those who are selling cashmere are maintaining a organic, sustainable practices and authentic fibre.

A single cashmere goat does not produce a whole lot. You only harvest the fibers once a year, and most of us do so by combing the undercoat, which sheds yearly. You can get between six and eight ounces from a really good goat initially, but once it’s processed you’re not likely to get more than four…

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Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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