Mongolian brand Hebei Yuteng offers organic cashmere. The production is carried out to Oeko-Tex standards. Hebei Yuteng was founded in 2003 and has the world’s most advanced cashmere carding processing equipment. Inner Mongolia is a major cashmere growing region.
The company has set up raw material branch corporations in Inner Mongolia, Liaoning, and Qinghai to source the finest quality cashmere. Cashmere is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats and other types of goat. The fiber is finer and softer than sheep’s wool.
Recent years have seen the global cashmere knitwear market outgrowing luxury apparel market, with dressed-down, comfort-led trends like athleisure becoming the main driver of demand. At one time it was a highly expensive commodity. These days affordable, casual cashmere products have become popular. Brands such as H&M and Uniqlo retail pure cashmere knitwear products. Other brands are developing blends of cashmere and sport-friendly materials like spandex.
However, growing global demand for cashmere has placed pressure on supply and made it increasingly important that suppliers adopt sustainable herding practices and the holistic management of pasture lands. Most global cashmere output comes from China, where there are over 100 million goats. It can take four goats to produce enough fibers for one sweater.