Baby Alashan cashmere

The ultimate

The finest cashmere thread is
made up of fibres that measure 14.5 microns 
in diameter, approximately one-fifth the thickness
of a human hair. Baby Alashan cashmere fibres are 
no thicker than 13 tiny microns. We kid you not!
These fibres are so fine because they come from 
adorable goats aged between three and twelve
months old. When the baby goats shed their hair in spring, 
this almost indiscernible down can be delicately
collected with a fine comb. The procedure
 requires considerable patience and a gentle
touch, in order to leave the animal with enough 
fleece to face the extreme climatic conditions
of its inhospitable habitat.