Although autumn is still present, the delivery of our cashmere scarves for the winter season 2017/18 is currently running or already settled and probably already partly decorated in shop windows.
As every year, we enjoy it to send these cosy and cuddly companions on their last journey. Therefore we thought it is worth to put a closer eye on the origin and history of this premium-quality material.
Already in the XIX th century Marco Polo is assumed to have discovered pictures of wild goats in some caves in Mongolia, which had been domesticated by humans. Thus one can infer, that these cashmere goats already have been bred by shepherds since primitive times.
The origin of this authentic cashmere wool lies in the himalayan plateaus, because at a height of 4,000 meters, goats need a special thick and long wool, since winters are extremely long and cold up there.
These animals we owe to have this warming and cosy wool, which made the term “cashmere” as famous in the world as it presently is.
In general one can distinguish between the wild harvest of the wool (primary Himalaya) and the domesticated one (primary Mongolia).
Mongolia is a territory bigger as Germany, France, Spain and Italy together. This country is an extremely solitude region, characterized by the world´s lowest population density and can be divided into two different parts. Firstly the original Mongolia and secondly the inner Mongolia, which is an independent province of China.
The latter region holds appropriately 70% – 80% of the worlds inventory of Capra Hircus goats and this is also where the cashmere for our beautiful and cosy scarves comes from.
We hope you will enjoy wearing them!