In Mongolia, one of the roughest places on earth, live a type of goat that gives the most exquisite wool in the world:
Its priceless hair is carefully combed by expert nomads in a process that has not change in centuries.
Hircus goats, or cashmere goats, live in high altitud áreas reaching 2.500 metres high and temperatures around 35-40 degrees below zero.
To isolate themselves from the cold, they have developed two layers of protection; an external and thick wool and a short, delicate and soft lint which lies below and that is where the cashmere fibers are.
Despite the technological advances, this process still respects tradition and craftmanship.
At no time machines that can damege such delicate material are used.
Once the hair is collected, the fiber is washed, dehaired and separeted by thickness and color.
Natural color range goes from white to pale beige and some blackish tones.
About 200 grams of fleece can be extracted from each goat.