Mohair— referred to by tailors and haute couturiers alike as the "diamond fiber"— is a durable, crisp fabric made from hair of the Angora goat. It has acquired this name due to its unique high luster and sparkle, attributed to reflective scales on the fiber. Mohair is the perfect medium for dye, absorbing and displaying rich, saturated colour.
Functionally, mohair is extremely dynamic. Its insulating properties keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer months, due the fiber's moister wicking properties.
Mohair is soft, yet extremely strong. Luxury cloths woven from diamond fiber are breathable and virtually crease-proof. For weddings and formal occasions, the crease resistant, clean lines of mohair come to the fore.
As the Angora goat ages, its mohair fibers increase in diameter, making Kid Mohair the finest available. Shearing takes place twice a year, in the spring and fall season. A single goat produces 10 to 17 pounds of mohair per annum. South Africa is the world's largest producer of mohair fiber and accounts for 50% of the world's production.