Learn more about our production process and get to know the brilliant artisans who are making your favorite pieces.
Every spring, as the weather in Mongolia gets warmer, the goats are trimmed and the wool is collected. Using an SFA approved supplier means that this is done by certified herders with the utmost care and precision.
Washing & Drying
Next, the wool is washed thoroughly up to 6 times in order to clean and remove any natural objects like dirt, grass, or small stones. After that, it is dried.
Separating Long Fibres from the Short
The process known as dehairing is the important process of separating the fine, long fibres from the shorter, coarser fibres. Using long fibres increases the quality of the garments, and reduces the amount of pilling.
Colouring is the next and final step before the wool is spun into yarn. As one could imagine, darker colours require a longer dyeing process than brighter colours. Brighter yarns are also more difficult to dye, which is why brighter yarns tend to be more expensive.
Wool being spun into yarn
Our cashmere yarns are spun in Italy by some of the world’s most skilled craftsmen, who have been perfecting their art since the 1960s. Throughout this process, the coloured yarn is twisted and spun into a spool to be used in knitting the pieces.
Knitting is the first stage where the final garment begins to take its shape. The garment is knitted in separate pieces, otherwise called panels. For example, the front of the trouser is knitted in one panel, followed by the back of the trouser in a separate panel. Sleeves of jumpers are also knitted in separate panels.
Linking is the most time-consuming and delicate step of the entire process. This is where the two panels that were knitted in the previous step are linked together. This is always done by hand and is considered an art in itself due to the precision and craftsmanship needed to correctly link the pieces together.
Once the final garment is knitted and linked together, it is time for the washing stage. This is where the garment takes it characteristic and unique softness that makes us fall in love with cashmere. Washing requires the highest precision, as temperature and length of washing cycles must be adjusted to each and every type of cashmere and colour. This is why the same pieces must be washed together in only one colour at a time.
After the pieces have been washed and dried, they are ironed with a special steam iron to get the correct measurements. (This is also where a quality check is done to make sure the pieces have not shrunk and are still in perfect condition.)
The neck label and care label are sewn into the garment. This is done by hand with a sewing machine to ensure that the labels are attached and secure.
Finally, once you have placed your order online, our expert team will package your pieces in our 100% recycled and biodegradable MyCashmere box and ship them to you!