Cashmere goats are mountain goats with fine, soft under down beneath their long and coarse guard hair, thus perfectly insulated against the grim Mongolian winter. Up to 300 grams cashmere down per year can be obtained from one goat on average. It becomes obvious that for the production of only one sweater the fiber of two to three goats is needed. When it comes to the quality of cashmere fiber, it is valued by color, length and by diameter. The colors come in different ranges of brown, grey and white. White is used for light and bright colors or natural white. It has to be as pure as possible and is therefore the most expensive one. Cashmere is characterized by its luxuriously soft fibers with certain diameter, which only China and Mongolia are able to provide. Once a year the fibers are collected by combing the goats, after the selection of the material, the wool gets pressed into bales. Before the wool is sold at the current market value, it undergoes a strict quality control by a consortium.
The de-hairing process, where the coarse hair is separated from the fine hair, results in the “pure cashmere”, which can be dyed or converted into yarn. In our case it is done without chemical additives of any kind, we want the yarn to remain a natural product. The knitting is done by hand-powered knitting machines, to maintain the character of a handcrafted product. After knitting and sewing together, a sweater is still far from being finished. The garment is thickened, strengthened and softened by careful washing. Only by then, the sweater is ironed and packed for shipping to our head office in Vienna, from where we deliver the luxury product to our demanding customers all over Europe.
70% merino wool
90% merino wool
Customized yarn counts and gauges are provided.
3 GG – 16 GG
Customized printing on knit and woven items is provided.
For yarn quantities and knitting minimums please send us an email >>
All started during a visit to China and Mongolia, when the idea emerged to market Asian locally produced, fine cashmere-wear in Europe. Conceived as one-stop shop our company covers the whole integrated supply chain from acquisition of the raw fiber to yarning, dyeing and finally to the knitted or woven fabric.
„CASHMERE IS A PASSION, THE PRODUCT HIGH QUALITY FASHION“
F.v.W. cashmere Handels- u. Beteiligungs GmbH
Operngasse 36/27 | 1040 Vienna | Austria
UID: ATU 623 85788
Firmenbuchnummer: FN 276237g
Privat Bank AG Wien
IBAN AT37 3400 0000 0721 1261