Angora goats produce a beautiful, luxurious, incredibly durable, fibre called mohair, which rates amongst the warmest of natural fibres.
Mohair has fabulous insulating properties, the fabric traps air and gives superlative insulation. Whilst being both light and soft mohair has excellent wicking properties, holding moisture and carrying it away from the body. Mohair is a natural fibre, the Angora goats browse freely in areas that otherwise would be non-productive. The adorable goats are not harmed when hair is removed by shearing and obviously the source is renewable.
One of mohair’s most important qualities is its sheer brilliance of colour, creating a wonderful lustre.
Caring for your mohair product
Mohair is easy to care for. It can be dry cleaned or hand washed. It doesn’t felt or shrink like wool. In normal circumstances, the most regularly required care will be brushing the pile with a hairbrush. Hand wash in tepid water with a small amount of mild detergent. Do not rub or agitate unduly. Drain, and then rinse in clean cold water. Rinse a second time in tepid water, add a small amount of fabric softener, drain and hang up to dry. Then use a brisk brush to fluff up the pile. Mohair has a different structure to wool, it dries quite quickly.
Alpaca, a species of camel which are now bred here in the rolling hills and glens of Scotland. This luxurious natural fibre was once reserved for Inca royalty for its unique strength, lustre and silky smoothness.
Alpaca has a much less prickly fibre than sheep wool and we are using only the softest fleece from baby Alpacas which is as fine as cashmere, but much more robust, hard-wearing and warmer than the same weight of merino wool. Alpaca has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.
Caring for your Alpaca product
Care for your Alpaca products by gently hand washing them in warm water with a mild detergent, but turn your socks inside out before washing. Thoroughly rinse in water of the same temperature. Do not wring or twist but, gently press excess water from the product. Air dry and do not tumble dry. Set iron for wool setting and always use steam heat when pressing. Hand washing is the gentlest method of cleaning your Alpaca products, but the alternative is simple, dry clean them.
Cashmere comes from little goats, the majority of these animals live in the high and dry plateaus surrounding the Gobi Desert. The goats have a coarse hair called, “guard hair”, that protect them from the harsh weather conditions but under this outer coarse hair on the animal’s throat and underbelly grows long fine cashmere fibre which insulates these animals from the bitter cold. Cashmere is combed by hand from the goats every Spring. It can take two of these rare goats four years to grow enough cashmere for our luxury lace knit throw. Cashmere is one of the most expensive fibres that we use. Our best cashmere comes from the little goats that live in the unforgiving conditions of the Gobi Desert and there are a very limited number of these rare goats in this area. Cashmere is a wonderfully soft, breathable, lightweight, biodegradable natural fibre that feels sumptuous against your skin and exudes quality.
Caring for your Cashmere product
Treat your cashmere throws and socks with care, turn your socks inside out before washing, then wash at 30° on a wool wash cycle with mild detergent and no bleach. Gentle spin, but do not tumble dry. Alternatively, your Cashmere products can be dry cleaned.
Our unique Bobble Throw with fluffy tuffs is produced from the softest lambswool, Geelong, that comes from a species of Merino sheep in Geelong, a county in Australia. The wool is removed by shearing from the sheep before they reach the age of 7 months. The wool is spun in a different way to that of worsted merino wools, so that it is able to trap more air, making lambswool warmer and lighter. It is also incredibly breathable and soft, perfect to create the fluffy tuffs on our Bobble Throw.
Caring for your Lambswool product
Dry clean or wash at 30° on a wool wash cycle, gently spin, but do not tumble dry.
Bamboo fabric is made from the pulp of the Moso bamboo grass (not eaten by Pandas). The bamboo plant grows prolifically in diverse climates, thriving naturally without pesticides or fertilizers. The pulp from the plant is used to produce the incredibly soft and luxurious silky bamboo fabric which wicks away moisture, so you will feel cool in summer and warm in winter. All of the bamboo fabrics that we use have the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification.
Caring for your Bamboo product
Wash in cold water or a 30°C gentle wash cycle with mild detergent and no bleach. Air dry or tumble dry at cool temperature and steam iron on a low setting.