Our cashmere comes from Inner Mongolia, where our mill has been buying sustainably sourced fibre from the same farms for many years. Winters are extremely harsh in this part of the world, but the cold weather has one benefit at least: it stimulates growth of the goats’ coats from which cashmere is harvested. The colder the winter, the longer the goats’ hair grows and the better the harvest.

When spring comes, the raw cashmere fibre is harvested from the goats’ soft, downy undercoat. Most of the coat is made up of coarser, protective ‘guard’ hair which has to be painstakingly separated out from the lovely soft hair underneath. And that’s only the beginning of the story: the cashmere in our Travelwraps goes through at least 25 more processes before it is finally rinsed in Highland water - which is what makes our cashmere so soft - at our Scottish mill and gently dried.

We are often asked why our cashmere is more expensive than cashmere made in China. The answer is simple: our cashmere is of a superior quality and made to last. We only ever use the longer, more costly fibres. Chinese manufacturers tend to produce cashmere for the mass market so they use the shorter and less pristine fibres, which are cheaper.

You’ve probably also noticed that cheaper cashmere usually comes in ‘flat’ colours. At Travelwrap we believe colour is every bit as important as softness. Our vivid dyes are often combinations of up to six colours giving our cashmere a depth and intensity you won’t find anywhere else.

Our cashmere combines luxurious quality with a unique blend of colour, romance and history. We’re very proud of it.

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