OUR CASHMERE STORY #4

OUR PROCESS

Only 15% of Mongolian cashmere is kept inside Mongolia to produce garments. We champion and support keeping cashmere production inside Mongolia to support the Mongolian people and its economy.

  • SCOURING

    The cashmere hairs are washed in a closed loop water system, whereby the water once used is cleaned with a water supplying partner and re-used again within the factory.

    DEHAIRING

    First, the cashmere hair is separated into 2 groups through a mechanical process called dehairing. Guard hair (coarse) and pure hair (fine), the guard coarse hairs are used within our factory for a variety of bedding businesses. In Mongolia many duvets are filled with cashmere hair. Did you know that only 10% of Mongolian cashmere hair is classed as white? It is only these pure white cashmere hairs that can be dyed into bright colours just like in Brodie designs.

    DYING

    We use non-toxic dye and ISO accredited colours in our fibre dying process that are custom made in Europe (Huntsman dyes used from Switzerland). We also use a low number of colours to dye and blend our fibres to create our desired shades. This ensures that we can create many colours by using fewer dyes, we know the more complex the colour the more chemicals are required so we stick to our blended hair for colour approach.


    CARDING & SPINNING

    We then card and spin our fibres into yarn. Firstly, the fibres pass through a Carding mechanical process to create a roving yarn, the roving yarn is then transferred onto a spinning mule to add twist into the yarn. Over the last 10 years we have tried and tested many combinations of twists to create a premium quality yarn.

    KNITTING

    We produce our garments using the very latest, technologically advanced knitting machines from Shima Seiki in Japan and Stoll in Germany.

We are collaborating on finding split energy sources so that we can start supplying a percentage of our electric power through solar, wind and water energy.