AKIPRESS.COM - Mongolia produces 48 percent of the total raw cashmere in the world, Montsame reports.
For centuries, Mongolian nomads have a long tradition of raising five kinds of livestock, including goats, in the vast territory and harsh climate, which resulted in four naturally occurring colours that nomads are able to obtain from their goats.
The naturally occurring colours that are supplied by Mongolian nomads are white, beige, warm gray and brown. On the contrary, the cashmere supplied by China (Inner Mongolia) are obtained from goats that are raised in restricted farming facility. It limits naturally occurring colours by two colours.
Mongolian cashmere manufacturers, in particular Gobi Corporation produces its cashmere products by using four naturally occurring colors under its Gobi Organic label. It is highly valued and sought after by consumers of Japanese, French, German, Canadian and South Korean markets.
As of today, 85 percent of the total raw cashmere supplied by Mongolia are being purchased by companies from China, Italy and England in scoured /washed/ or de-haired form which are then used to produce garments to be sold under world known high end luxurious brands. It shows the quality and value that Mongolian raw cashmere can offer to world renowned brands.
Mongolian cashmere fibers are longer in length compared to Chinese cashmere fibers, therefore, resulting in higher quality cashmere yarns. High quality cashmere yarns directly influence on the quality of finished garments.
Mongolian producers are using up-to-date technology to produce high quality products from its initial stage of primary production to the final stage of garment production to supply to the international market.
The Alashanzuoqi white cashmere goats in China are well known for its white cashmere. Due to the high demand for this type of cashmere and high value for its white cashmere, nomads in certain regions in Mongolia (Bayankhongor province) have started herding white goats with a purpose to get the high value for its raw cashmere. As a result, we have high quality white cashmere. Furthermore, there are certain regions in Mongolia that are well-known with their high quality specific colors, which allow companies to work on those regions to get the highest quality raw cashmere that can be supplied to the world market.