Made in Mongolia Cashmere Beanies by suvd
100% Gobi Cashmere
Hand made in Mongolia
Socially responsible, sustainable, fair-trade products brought to Mickle Macks Haberdashery by the founder of the Canada Mongolia Chamber of Commerce.
Mongolia has the coldest and longest winter season from November to February where the average temperature reaches -30 degrees Celsius and, in some places, it gets even down to -45 degrees Celsius.
Due to this harsh habitat, goats develop protective fleece as an undercoat. When the harsh winter ends, it gets loose between the hair and to put the goats at ease, traditionally Mongolian herders hand-comb it off every spring. It helps the goats to endure the hot summer and prevents to grow external parasites under their hair as well. Longer and colder the winter is, cashmere grows finer, softer, stronger and thinner.
Cashmere is made from the soft fleecy under layer of a goat’s coat. Cashmere growth depends by the cold weather because it grows in winter, in fact the colder it gets, the more it grows. It is naturally designed to insulate and protect the goats from harsh climates. As soon as the weather warms, the goats naturally shed their coats. Cashmere producers then comb out the valuable product before it is faded away into the ground by spring time before it gets too warm.