THE INNER MONGOLIA CASHMERE
The best cashmere in the world comes from the highlands of Inner Mongolia, an impervious area of Central Asia whose temperature undergoes severe changes in temperature between the seasons and between day and night. To survive these conditions, Hircus goats develop very thick coats consisting of a rough outer coat and a fine and soft undercoat which is then combed at the beginning of the summer season and used in the textile industry. It is in this suggestive region of the world that Cardiff, through a responsible selection of suppliers, procures the best raw materials on the market.
THE FIBER QUALITY
To select the best lots, main features such as fineness (never more than 15.5 microns), length (never less than 38mm), color (always the whitest and cleanest) and any impurities are carefully evaluated. The mix of these characteristics allows to produce yarns which then have better processing performance, a softer hand, greater resistance to pilling and greater durability once worked.
AN ITALIAN PROCESS
Creating Cardiff yarns requires care and craftsmanship at every stage. The first is that of carding or preparation, where the cashmere begins to come to life. Spinning is the next stage, where the fiber really becomes yarns. This then moves on to the twisting phase where, depending on the request, the yarn is twisted into several plies. The dyeing process, depending on the yarn, is done before or after it comes to life. All these phases are carried out within the famous and renowned Biella textile district, where tradition and innovation blend magically.