The History Of Cashmere
Cashmere comes from the Kashmir Goats which live high up on the plains of Inner Mongolia. In order to withstand the Bitter Winter Cold when the mercury can plunge as low as 40 degrees celsius, these little white goats grow a Fine Inner Coat to keep them Warm. And, this hair is incredibly Fine, measuring around 14 microns.
Compare this to wool which measures between 20 and 40 microns. In the Summer, these Goats begin to shed this inner coat in order to keep Cool. And, that’s when they are Sheared. But, Each Goat only makes enough Cashmere to make about One Jumper, revealing just how Precious this Delicate fibre really is.
It is then Washed, Dyed and Spun into Yarn which is both Insulating and Breathable, making it the Perfect Fibre for your Little Loved One. Cashmere has been around since the 18th century, and mills have been perfecting this art form for centuries.
And, the company that we work with has over 40 years experience in fine-tuning this technique. A completely Vertical Operation from the Goats to the Finished Garment, not only does it employ the finest Italian Spinning Techniques, but it has its very own Goat Farm to ensure that its cashmere only has the Finest Hairs.
After all, not all Cashmere is made Equal. In order to meet high global demand for Cashmere, a lot herders Interbreed their animals with coarser haired goats in order to produce more hair. But, at Mika & Milo, we know that your Little Loved Ones deserve only the best.
With 2 children of our own, we know how Important those early years are, and how only the finest of fibres will do. After all, your Little Tots will certainly let you know if they are not Comfy! And, all our products are made to last so that they can be passed down from Sibling to Sibling, and then of course, Generation to Generation. After all, what could possibly be nicer than for your Little Ones to pass down their cashmere Hand Me Downs to their own Children?