The global demand for cashmere is taking for years, which makes for a democratization of luxurious fabric. At large chains you can buy today for less than £ 80 on a sweater made of 100% cashmere. Good news for our wallet, but less for the animals and our planet, unfortunately.
Cashmere is made from the soft winter coat of goats, more specifically, their neck - and buikharen. In Mongolia you can find goats with the longest and most qualitative hair, where most of the luxury brands have resorted to take. Chains tend to be less strict in their selection and mixing short and long, or only use short fibers. Often from China, where an estimated 10 million goats around intended for cashmere.
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