Cashmere is known for being one of the softest, silkiest fibres in the world.
Did you know most of the world’s cashmere comes from Mongolia and China, specifically Inner Mongolia where Knitwear Queen source its yarn.
Goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, super-soft undercoat.
Herders collect cashmere fibres that are about to shed in early spring, following winter growth.
Did you know it takes at least three goats to knit a sweater?
Our quality standards are met through raw material inspections followed by the separation and sorting of colours and fineness of fibres.
The cashmere is then washed removing any impurities before drying.
Once cleaned the cashmere begins the next process (sometimes several times), removing any coarse hair. Tangle free, the cashmere fibres are now fluffy in texture and appearance.
Did you know cashmere gets softer after time?
Dying is the next process which is done to a high degree of accuracy to achieve colour matching time after time. The fibres are twisted together for strength to produce a fine, silky-smooth yarn, this is known as the spinning process.
This versatile yarn is now ready to be to be knitted or woven to produce the Knitwear Queen Collection. Various inspections are carried out to ensure quality craftsmanship is maintained at each stage of the process.
Following finishing touches, goods are labelled, checked and ready to go.
Did you know cashmere is at least three times warmer than sheep’s wool?
Cashmere… a key luxurious investment that will last season after season.