Almost all of the world’s cashmere fibre originates from the Kashmir region (China, India and Mongolia) and then is shipped to be dyed, spun and knitted in locations across the globe. EXCEPT OURS. Our factory, along with our dedicated cashmere experts, are based in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, the source of the world’s finest cashmere. It’s due to the extreme cold in the region’s highlands that the goats grow lengthy coats to protect them from the elements. That means, the highest quality cashmere available thanks to coveted long fibres that are spun into superior Mongolian yarn. Yielding the yarn through hand-combing the goats is a safe and animal-friendly practice. Sustainably sourced by the country’s nomadic herds-people, we ensure that our cashmere is hand-combed from the goats by trained herders only to the safeguard them, as well as those that derive their livelihood from this process. And, very importantly the goats are only combed in Spring when the weather is warmer and their coats are naturally ready to shed. The entire process happens in one region with the final product shipped to wherever it’s end-destination may be, meaning it has a low carbon footprint.
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Our cashmere is expertly knitted and hand-finished by our 150 highly-talented and skilled Mongolian artisans into beautifully modern garments for you to treasure. Available undyed as nature intended or dyed, using non-toxic chemicals, we produce pure cashmere pieces using the finest quality Mongolian cashmere fibre available. Manufactured using a mixture of traditional techniques developed and perfected in Scotland, highly modern machinery from Japan, Germany and the UK works in harmony with age-old traditional methods to create superb garments. We aim to support this masterful industry and offer customers a product with integrity, value and quality.
We are emphatic about our quality and this has led to an extremely loyal fanbase over the years. What started as a side-business is blossoming into new collections and we remain as passionate to spread the love with Alabaste Cashmere.
Our philosophy remains: authenticity; only pure cashmere from Mongolia with total transparency as to our source – we know exactly where our cashmere comes from. Impeccable quality with our pieces to last lifetime. Ethical production meaning our artisans are paid well and can work in safe and clean conditions. Our collections are must-haves that you will use season after season and, we believe, you will find your perfect colours here, because not only do we love natural fibres and knitwear, we also love colour!
An easy-luxe aesthetic, our pieces can be dressed up or down all-year round. Good style never goes out of fashion.
We offer a knitwear mending service in Cape Town. How it works: please ensure all knitwear is freshly washed (we will not be able to take soiled/contaminated items into our studios.) Arrange a collection and we take care of the rest. Prices available upon request. Coming soon to the United Kingdom.