Cashmere goats live in extremely cold and harsh climates. To survive, they grow long, fine fibers to protect themselves, which our herders hand comb since shearing goats can be "very stressful" (these goats don't need any more stress after the winter they just went through!) Even though it takes more time & effort to hand comb, our herders have over 2,000 years of nomadic herding tradition to uphold, and this old-school approach is still the best thing for their goats and for the fibers for our scarfts.
THE BEST CASHMERE GOATS COME FROM MONGOLIA
If you want the best cashmere in the world, you need to go to Mongolia. Sahrasshop sources its cashmere from the Zalaa Jinst white goat, the only entirely white breed of cashmere goat in Mongolia.
LONG FIBERS = MAXIMUM SOFTNESS
Did we mention how friggin' cold the temperatures can get where our cashmere comes from? (Think -40 degrees in the winter.) This relentless cold can last longer than most places in the world (icy sandstorms are actually a thing there), giving the goats we source from a fiber length about a third longer than others. Score!
ORGANIC CASHMERE IS PRETTY
COMMON, ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE
CASHMERE IS NOT
Almost all cashmere sourced from Mongolia is organic, but not all cashmere is environmentally sustainable and that matters a lot. Sahrasshop has created the only cashmere yarn that is Cradle to Cradle certified, which evaluates & sets a high standard to protect the earth and basic human rights for how the product is made. ( 1,000 nomadic herding families in Mongolia and has provided veterinary care to over 250,000 goats.)
YOUR HAIR MIGHT BE SOFT,
BUT IT'S NOT AS SOFT AS CASHMERE
In fact, cashmere fibers are six times finer than strands of human hair. Cashmere fineness starts from 14 microns and goes up to 19 microns. Thinner cashmere is softer, and ours are around 15 microns. Your hair is around 100 micrions (goats: 1, humans: 0).
FOUR GOATS = ONE SWEATER
The harsh geography of this area means that only a very limited number of goats are combed by hand every spring. To make an average-sized sweater, you will need wool from approximately 4 adult goats.
Sahras'shop cashmere is the sweet spot -
looks and feels like a €1000+ scarfts , at a
price 5x cheaper. Don't waste your money
on a cheap "cashmere" sweater or shell out
for an expensive Italian label just to get the
good stuff. Thank You.
Gifts boxes are two colours Gold and black.