Luxury hair fibres

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Describe what cashmere is
The fine under hair of the Kel goat.
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What time of fibres is cashmere?
Staple fibres
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What are the advantages of using cashmere?
Soft, luxurious handle. Lightweight and lustrous. Thermal insulator, crease resistant and dirt repellent. Non-static, fire resistant.
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What are the negatives of using cashmere?
Expensive due to a limited supply, tendency to shrink.
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What are the end uses of cashmere?
Coats, suits, luxurious interiors for cars, planes, yachts.
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Where do we get mohair from?
From the angora goat.
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What fibres are mohair?
Staple fibres
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What are the positives of mohair?
Resistant to creases, fire resistant, soft and silky handle, good thermal insulator. durable, dyes well, warm to wear.
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What are the negatives of mohair?
Expensive due to a limited supply.
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What is mohair typically blended with?
Wool, silk or cotton.
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What are the end uses of mohair?
Evening wear, scarves and knitwear, WW2 uniforms, winter hats, jackets.
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What are the positives of using llama?
Resilient, hardwearing, flexible, elastic, strong, luxurious.
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What are the end uses of llama?
Handbags, shoes, slippers, gloves, belts.
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Where does vicuna fabric come from?
From the smallest member of the llama family with that has an orange coat with white patches.
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What are the good points of using vicuna?
Warm, soft, does not pill, flame retardant, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, available in many colours.
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What are the drawbacks surrounding the use of vicuna?
Easily damaged when dyed, rare and expensive.
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What are the end uses of vicuna?
Gloves, scarves, knitwear, overcoat, tailored suits, couture pieces.
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