Cashmere Fiber Facts & Cashmere Goats, Capra Hircus Laniger
Cashmere wool, usually known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained from Cashmere goats and other types of goat. Common usage defines the fiber as a wool but in fact it is a hair, and this is what gives it its unique characteristics as compared to sheep's wool. Cashmere is fine in texture, strong, light and soft. Garments made from it provide excellent insulation.
In the United States a wool or textile product may not be labeled as containing cashmere unless:
-Such wool product is the fine (dehaired) undercoat fibers produced by a cashmere goat(Capra Hircus Laniger);
-The average diameter of the fiber of such wool product does not exceed 19 microns;
-Such wool product does not contain more than 3 percent (by weight) of cashmere fibers with average diameters that exceed 30 microns.
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