Cashmere fibre comes from goats and is naturally fine and soft, providing a lightweight insulation without being bulky. The cashmere fibres are very adaptable and can be easily spun into yarns to create light fabrics.

Cashmere grows in varying shades of grey, white and brown. It absorbs dye well and can be transformed into a wide range of shades, making it ideal for clothing and interior décor. Cashmere is regarded as a luxury fibre and in recent years has become more accessible to consumers.

Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat, mixed with a straighter, much coarser outer coating of hair called guard hair. For the finer down to be sold and processed further, it must be de-haired, a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. The resulting cashmere fibre is ready to be dyed and transformed into yarn, fabrics and garments.