Mohair Fibre


Mohair is a wool-like textile fibre produced as a "simple" fleece on angora goats. The angora breed originated in what is now Turkey. Like wool, mohair is a protein fibre. The distinctive properties of mohair have made it a highly-sought fibre down the centuries for both clothing and home furnishings, largely due to its soft luxurious feel and rich lustre, combined with great durability. Mohair is also valued for its flame-resistance. Through the ages, the appeal of mohair has continued, adapting to the times with new and exciting fabric and style interpretations.

Key features of Mohair:

  • Hollow fibre, does not conduct heat like wool
  • Easily absorbs and releases moisture
  • Smoother than wool
  • Shrinks much less than wool
  • Very durable
  • Can absorb 30% of its weight in moister vapour and then releases into the air
  • Extremely soft
  • Stronger than steel of the same diameter
  • Excellent insulation, even when wet