Our cashmere comes from high mongol mountains, at an altitude more than 4000m, where the temperature can sometimes reach -40°C. Mongols goats provide the cashmere during winter and are sheared by the shepherds during spring.
We do not simply provide us with cashmere bobbins ready to be knitted. We work in collaboration with one of the most reputated cashmere house in the world, on each step of the making, in order to offer you a high quality cashmere.
Our goats are raised outside, in pasturage during winter, then in an enclosure at the end of winter. In Spring, when the temperature becomes warmer, goats mult. It’s at this time that we collect the cashmere fiber, by brushing the goats, and not by shearing, in order to collect the hair without damaging them.
Once the cashmere collected, we wash it, then we separate the cashmere fiber from the guard hair, this step is named the carding. This step allows us to select the best fiber, the grade A, which is the best cashmere, a long and thin hair. In Hircus, we repeat 3 times the step of carding, in order to get the purest as possible hair.
Once the grade A hair selected, we realize the first step of spinning the cashmere. It involves the transformation of the hair in thread by link them one in the others by light rotations. This step allows to obtain a first thread. It is nevertheless not yet usable as is to knitting the sweater because the cashmere fibers are not sufficiently link and the thread obtained is not thin enough.
The spinning part 2 is the most important. Each house of cashmere have their own secrets to get a quality thread.
The goal of this part is to get the stronger and the thinnest thread where the hairs keep linking eachothers.
At Hircus, stip is realized on old machines which are very hard to make today.
It’s this perfect control of this step who allows us to get the perfect fiber and to provide you a very high quality cashmere
Once the fibers «spinning », we assemble two bobbins between them in order to obtain a final bobbin said « two threads ».In Hircus, our cashmere are all made with two threads in order to obtain a sweater thin, light and hot in order to wear it all year long.
The last step of our production is the knitting of the sweater. It corresponds at the transformation of a bobbin two threads in one sweater. Some of our cashmere are made by hand knitting machine when the complexity of the sweater and finitions are required. Finally, our sweaters are make in order to obtain a light and elegante stitch.