Mohair comes from the Angora goat and probably originally came from Tibet. Long curly hair is mainly made up of keratin. Mohair has a silky sheen, is durable and elastic. Clothes made of mohair repel dirt, do not wrinkle or tangle. It has thermoregulatory properties and eliminates humidity.
Merino sheep come mainly from Australia and South Africa. It can withstand temperatures down to minus 20 degrees thanks to its dense fur. Since the fibers, which are crimped several times, contain a large amount of air, they provide excellent insulation against cold and heat. Merino wool is soft and elastic. It can absorb moisture without feeling damp.
Alpacas live in the South American Andes at altitudes above 4,000 meters above sea level, mainly in Peru. Due to the climatic conditions there, the animals are adapted to large fluctuations in temperature. At low temperatures, the hollow fiber stores body heat, at high temperatures the body heat is dissipated. This is why garments with a high proportion of alpaca are characterized by being extremely comfortable to wear. Alpaca yarn is lightweight, has a silky sheen, and is soft to the touch. It does not contain lanolin and is therefore anti-allergenic.
Angora is obtained by gently combing the fur of Angora rabbits. The small amount that an Angora rabbit emits each year is what makes pure Angora so expensive. We only use angora yarns from controlled manufacturers that respect animal welfare. Angora wool can absorb moisture from the body and slowly release it to the outside. It is very thin, light and very soft. If clothing with a high proportion of Angora is worn directly on the skin, the fine Angora hairs will stand on end as a result of body heat. Clothing made of man-made fibers should not be used in combination with angora wool due to its tendency to accumulate electrostatic charges.
HOW TO KEEP:
Garment Care Instructions Hand wash in plenty of lukewarm water with a mild shampoo or wool detergent. Wash briefly with gentle movements, rinse with plenty of water at the same temperature. Squeeze out excess water carefully, do not wring, do not spin. Spread out on a large towel and shape. Let air dry, avoid direct sunlight. Do not put in the dryer. Occasionally brush lightly. Store loosely folded, do not hang on hangers. Since natural yarns are dirt-repellent and hardly absorb odours, airing the garments is usually sufficient. Natural threads shed more or less, this can hardly be avoided.