cashmere

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  • Cashmere
    • fine under hair of a Kel goat from India, Mongolia and Iran
      • only shorn once a year
    • staple fibres
    • on goat = 200-250g per yr
    • two goats= enough yarn for a 1-ply sweater
    • 24 goats= coat
    • soft, luxurious
    • light, lustrous
    • good thermal insulator
    • crease resistant, dirt repellent
    • non-static, fire-resistant
    • expensive> limited supply
    • blends
      • wool
      • silk
      • polyester
    • end use
      • coats
      • suits
      • knitwear
      • interior textiles for
        • cars
        • planes
        • yachts

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