With the summer coming to a close and the cold days becoming more frequent, wool becomes the must-have material for everyone. Of course, we see this with scarves and accessories but also with blankets and other products. However, it becomes harder each year to choose something a little different which is why we have some simple ideas for you today!
As people from all over the world welcome in the Chinese Year of the Goat it seems appropriate to give the goat some attention. The main product of Angora goats is mohair fibre (not to be confused with Angora fibre, which is produced from rabbits).
Angora goats originate from Asia Minor, with references to them dating back to between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries. They are found in Sumerian cuneiform tablets and the Bible. This breed of goat was well established in Ankara, which the name Angora is derived from. The name Mohair is derived from an Arabic word ‘mukhaya’, meaning ‘to choose or prefer’. Continue reading