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CASHMERE HISTORY

A GUIDE TO OUR LUXURY SCOTTISH CASHMERE FOR MEN

THE ORIGINS OF CASHMERE

One of the world's rarest natural fibres; Cashmere is universally prized for its warmth and sublime softness. The origins of Cashmere date back hundreds of years and travel thousands of miles from its now synonymous Scotland.

The word Cashmere is closely linked with the northwest region of Kashmir in South Asia which lies between the Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. It is here that it is possible to trace the discovery and early production of Cashmere to the fourteenth century.

It is believed that a Persian named Mir Sayyid Al Hamadani can be credited with discovering that the Goats native to the region produced a soft undercoat which could be spun and woven to produce a textile. The skills and knowledge he brought to Kashmir gave rise to an industry which now dominates the luxury textile industry.

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The finest Cashmere comes from the under fleece of the Hircus Goat native to Outer Mongolia. It is produced as insulation against the hostile winters, with temperatures reaching as low as -40?C due to the Siberian Anticyclone which is responsible for long periods of severe cold weather throughout Mongolia and the surrounding regions.

The undercoat, which is found below the longer and coarser outer layers, consists of the softest and finest hair. The width of the most desirable hair averages 14.5microns; which, considering the width of an average human hair can be between 60 and 100microns, is the key to understanding just how delicate and precious Cashmere is.

Each spring when the weather is mildest, the semi-nomadic Goat herders harvest the precious under fleece using a gentle and harmless combing procedure. Following an exacting sorting process, the average 250grams of hair taken from each goat becomes 100grams of only the most desirable fibres. It requires the finest under hairs from at least three goats to produce just one Cashmere Pullover.

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WHY IS SCOTTISH CASHMERE SO FAMOUS?

Our manufacturers source only the finest luxury fibres from herders in Mongolia to produce a standard of quality synonymous with a company that has held luxury at its core for over 100 years.

Outstandingly soft Scottish water is the vital ingredient to producing the softest, most luxurious Cashmere in the world. Such is its softness, that it is impossible to achieve the same results anywhere else in the world.

Manufacturing processes refined by centuries combined with the most up-to-date technology harmonise to produce pieces that are made to last and products that define luxury and quality.

Being a member of the Scottish Cashmere Club allows us to say with confidence that exceptional quality of fibre and production is guaranteed.