Cashmere is the fine undercoat fibres produced by cashmere goats (Capra hircus). Due to the extremely cold winters the cashmere goat has developed an undercoat of remarkably thin hair fibres, which acts as an insulator and keeps the animal warm even at extremely low temperatures.
Properties that characterize clothes made of 100% cashmere is that they are * remarkably soft and comfortable to wear * non-itching, as compared to a lot of other wool, and it may be worn directly onto bare skin even for newborn babies * warm and insulating when it's cold, whereas during high temperatures and summer the cashmere actually has a cooling effect * softened even more over time. You may wash your cashmere garment and it gets even softer and more comfortable over time
Cashmere is collected during the spring moulting season when the goats naturally shed their winter coat. Everything is done manually, with no machines involved and it´s completely harmless to the goats.