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Fibre Intro: Cashmere

Once a rare luxury, cashmere is becoming more casual and affordable, thanks in part to the athleisure trend. But its heavy environmental impact could make cashmere a victim of its own success. 

Cashmere comes from the fine undercoat of the hircus goat that grazes on natural grasslands, mainly in Central and East Asia. It takes a year’s growth in four goats to make one sweater. Stronger and warmer than wool, cashmere dyes easily and is increasingly blended with other fibres.

China and Mongolia…

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