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Everyone loves cashmere because it is soft, light in weight and keeps us warm in winters. But hardly few of us know actually what cashmere is and how it is produced. So I thought to share this post with the community here.

Fine undercoat of Cashmere goat is used to produce cashmere fabric. "Cashmere" name has been derived from state of "Kashmir" in north of India. Kashmir is the known source from where first time cashmere was imported to various parts of world.  

A fabric can only be named cashmere if it fulfils following conditions:

    * Fine undercoat fibres collected from a cashmere goat

    * the average diameter of the fibre should be less than 19 micron

    * coefficient of variation should not be more than 24%

    * coarse hair content (hairs with diameter great than 30 micron) should not be more than 3%(by weight)

There is very popular myth about cashmere that cashmere goats are killed or harmed physically. But it is not right. Cashmere is shed naturally by cashmere goats and is combed of in friendly way from cashmere goat in spring.

I will be writing more about cashmere soon.

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