Cashmere, which is called “the fabric of the kings” in history, has been the symbol of nobility, elegance, and wealth for centuries. Today, it is still one of the rarest and natural textile materials in the world. The reason for this is cashmere wool is obtained from cashmere goats, which live in places well-above sea level under severe weather conditions.
These goats produce cashmere wool as an undercoat to protect themselves from cold weather conditions that can reach up to -40 degrees. Every spring when the weather begins cooling down, the shepherds comb the cashmere goats. The silky wool obtained is washed and the ones with the best quality are selected. Only 50 to 150 grams of cashmere wool is obtained from a goat in a year. Moreover, it takes about 4 years for a goat to produce enough wool. The fact that cashmere wool is both rare and produced through such a long and specialized process are the reasons why it is valuable. Because of its quality and unique features, it is considered one of the rarest yarns in the world.