A unique fibre ; A natural material ; Light as a feather ; Shimmering like the sun ; Bright colours ; Extreme softness ; Easy care.
THE UNIQUE PROPERTIES OF THE “MOHAIR DES FERMES DE FRANCE”
Woven or knitted, as a blanket, sweater or socks, LE MOHAIR DES FERMES DE FRANCE has specific properties that make it a unique and inimitable product.
Pure goat mohair or mixed with silk, depending on the aesthetics and properties sought, it is distinguished from industrial mohair by its lightness and extreme softness.
Mohair is a living fibre, sensitive to temperature differences. This adiathermic power makes it inflate with air as soon as it gets cold.
Conversely, if it is hot the mohair, thanks to its good permeability to water vapour, wicks away moisture from the surface.
Thanks to the very singular arrangement of the closed scales of the fibre, LE MOHAIR DES FERMES DE FRANCE has a particular affinity with dyeing.
The colours are bright, fiery and shimmering.
LE MOHAIR DES FERMES DE FRANCE is a silky fibre with a natural shine.
Its ease of cleaning
LE MOHAIR DES FERMES DE FRANCE knitted can easily be machine washed, in the wool programme, and dried flat and in the shade.
As the washes progress, it will retain all its qualities of suppleness and lightness.
IT IS NOT EXCEPTIONAL BY CHANCE….
Obtaining a very high quality mohair requires a real effort to improve the hereditary capital of the animals.
The kids are sheared for the first time at six months.
There are two mowings per year.
After mowing, the rigorous work of sorting the fibres begins, which is carried out in several stages. The finest fibres are reserved for articles intended to be worn directly on the skin.
The most swelling fibres will be used in blankets and plaids.
Finally, a third category will be mixed with wool to give flexible and resistant products.
Mohair is classified into different categories according to its fineness: kid-mohair or kid mohair, youth mohair and adult mohair.
Samples are taken for analysis by the laboratory of the Institut textile de France.
After this sorting, the transformation can begin.
It is entrusted to the best craftsmen.
Washed, cleaned of impurities, disentangled by carding, the mohair is then combed into ribbons. After dyeing, these fibre ribbons are used as weaving or knitting yarns.
Part of the mohair is then transformed into gloves and socks renowned for their warmth, soft comfort and durability. Woven, Mohair becomes a blanket, plaid or stole.
In the hands of skilled knitters, the mohair takes the form of a sweater, a hat or a shawl.