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rnrnThe Hexi Cashmere is used primarily in the production ofrncashmere fiber. Found mainly in China, the largest producer of cashmere down. Hexi Cashmere goats are usuallyrnwhite but sometimes they are black, brown, or pied.

rnrnThe namern"cashmere" comes from Kashmir, the wild and mountainous area of Indiarnand Pakistan; however, the fiber came from Tibet and was woven in Kashmir. Wernknow that in 15th Century India, more than 50,000 people were employed in thernprocessing of cashmere.

rnrnIn the 19th Century, arnScottish manufacturer, Joseph Dawson, developed the first mechanical method ofrnseparating the fine down fibers in the goat's fleece from the coarser outerrnhairs. This breakthrough shifted the cashmere manufacturing to Scotland and thernmodern era of fine cashmere knitwear began. Recently this business has shiftedrnback to China, the origin of the fiber. Importing the latest technology andrnquality control from Japan, China has become the major source of high qualityrncashmere knitwear.
rnrnThe best cashmererngarments are, to a great extent, made by hand. This starts with the combing ofrnthe goats. Each goat is combed by hand in the spring when they are shedding thernfine underdown that protected them during the winter. These fleeces are thenrnwashed and dehaired, dyed and spun mechanically. The hand work returns in thernknitting.

rnrnEach knitting frame isrnoperated by hand. The knitter pays careful attention to the specifications ofrnthe garment being knitted. Critical factors like yarn tension and garment shapernare monitored continuously.

rnrnThe finished garmentsrnare then individually inspected to insure perfection. All this hand work is whatrnseparates a Chinese-made garment from garments from other sources where the laborrnis too expensive to allow for this kind of individual attention.

rnrnThe finest cashmererncomes from the high desert plateaus surrounding the Gobi desert. The yarn is sornfine that it takes 4 miles of it to make 1 sweater. rnrn

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