The luxury of mohair

Misty Meadows produces a small amount of mohair, which we plan to expand. Mohair comes from angora goats (not to be confused with angora rabbits, which produce angora wool). Mohair is a very soft yarn compared to other natural and synthetic fibres. It is a long, smooth, silk-like fibre used in scarves, sweaters, winter hats, coats, socks, home furnishings and even teddy bears. It is also found in carpets, wall fabrics, craft yarns and other fabrics.

An ancient textile

Mohair is one of the oldest textile fibres in use today. The angora goat is believed to originate from the mountains of Tibet, reaching Turkey in the 16th Century. However, fabric made of mohair was known in England as early as the 8th Century.

A distinctive lustre

Mohair is often blended with wool or alpaca. It is also valued for other unique characteristics: it is warmer than other fibres, even when used to make light-weight garments, and is often blended with wool for this reason. Mohair fibres also have a distinctive lustre, created by the way they reflect light. Combined with mohair's ability to absorb dyes exceptionally well, pure mohair yarns are usually recognizable for their vivid saturated colours.