Experience & Artisanship

Every Black Goat garment is a unique item. An important role in the production process is the human hand.

Cashmere is hand combed from each goat in the Spring as the weather warms and the undercoat naturally begins to shed. Unlike shearing or clipping, which strips the goat of its entire fleece, hand combing allows for the separation of the finest hairs from the coarser hairs. This leaves the goat with its guard hairs intact, providing better protection from wind and rain.

Cashmere wool provides the protection that allows goats to survive at a high altitude on the open steppe, where conditions are harsh, cold and treacherous. The insulating properties of Cashmere are up to eight times warmer than regular wool. It takes the combings of approximately three to four goats to produce just one Cashmere sweater, making it very limited.

For superior warmth without weight, choose Cashmere.