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What’s so special about Mohair?
30 Oct 2014 09:09:34
A very clever fibre
Mohair is a silk-like yarn made from the hair of the Angora goat. Many of its characteristics are similar to wool, except that it does not have the microscopic scales that make wool itchy.
As well as feeling incredibly comfy against the skin, Mohair is a very clever fibre with lots of benefits. It’s naturally lightweight, insulating and breathable, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer.
Thanks to its smooth fibres, Mohair doesn’t irritate so it’s perfect for people with sensitive skin and is ideal for the very elderly. It also resists odour by neutralizing bacteria and wicking moisture away from the skin.
Mohair is surprisingly durable. It can be twisted and bent without damage to the fibre and it resists soiling. It is also very elastic; it can be stretched up to 30%, and will spring back to shape. Thanks to this feature, Mohair garments resist wrinkling, stretching or sagging.
A herd of Mohair goats