Where does Mohair come from?
Mohair comes from the hair of the Angora goat. Once exclusively found in Turkey, Angora goats are now kept in many countries including New Zealand, South Africa (the largest producer) and the USA for their silky “noble” fibre.
Why is Mohair a Luxury fabric?
Mohair is very soft and comforting with a high sheen and lustre. It offers warmth without weight so it can be used the whole year round. Mohair apparel and homeware are usually only available in high end stores.
What are the advantages of Mohair?
- Beautiful lustre – mohair garments have a silky sheen
- Lightweight – warm in Winter, cool in Summer
- Good elasticity – mohair products retain their shape – resisting wrinkling, stretching, or sagging
- Does not retain odour
- Hard wearing
- Flame resistant
- Breathes naturally
How do I clean Mohair?
Mohair is a natural fibre that dries well and resists shrinking. Gently handwash in lukewarm water using a mild detergent suitable for wool. Flat dry
Alternatively mohair products can be dry cleaned.
Do not tumble dry
How do I take care of Mohair?
- Store item in a cool dry place
- Do not store in plastic
- Fold and store item on a shelf. Do not hang on hangers.
Is Mohair ethical?
We source mohair products only from leading old established mohair suppliers who adopt the highest ethical standards and animal welfare practices. Mohair is a sustainable industry. Mohair goats are shorn twice a year. They are not harmed in any way by the shearing process.