It takes one goat four years to produce enough wool to make just one cashmere sweater!
Cashmere wool grows very densely on the goats and acts as a protective coat against the harsh winter weather in the high desert climates they inhabit. During the molting season the cashmere is harvested as the Kashmir goats shed their down or get sheared. The finest cashmere is produced from the underbelly and throat. The longer fibers come from the belly and throat areas where the the wool is especially soft. These fibers can be woven into sweaters, shawls, scarves, blazers, gloves, mufflers capes, dresses, and coats for men and women.
Kashmir goats are primarily raised in the high plateaus of Asia which include China, Mongolia and Tibet, India and China. Today, little is supplied by the Kashmir Province India, from which its name is derived.