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Cashmere is collected during the spring moulting season when the goats naturally shed their winter coat.  In the Northern Hemisphere, the goats moult as early as March and as late as May.  Pure cashmere can be dyed and spun into yarns and knitted into various types of clothing.  One of the popular items would be overcoats for ladies.

Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a luxury fiber and makes fine quality overcoats.  An overcoat is a type of long coat intended to be worn as the outermost garment, which usually extends below the knee. Overcoats are most commonly used in winter when warmth is more important. In addition to its luxurious hand, cashmere wool provides a high level of warmth.

  • If you are wondering what we mine when we say "luxurious hand", you can view our hand of fabric page to learn more about the hand of fabrics.

Overcoats are sometimes confused with or referred to as topcoats, which are shorter and end at or above the knees. Topcoats and overcoats together are known as outercoats. Unlike overcoats, topcoats are usually made from lighter weight cloth such as gabardine or covert, while overcoats are made from heavier cloth or fur.

Cashmere wool fiber for clothing and other textile articles is obtained from the neck region of Cashmere and other goats. Historically, fine-haired Cashmere goats have been called Capra hircus laniger, as if they were a subspecies of the domestic goat Capra hircus. However, they are now more commonly considered part of the domestic goat subspecies Capra aegagrus hircus. Cashmere goats produce a double fleece that consists of a fine, soft undercoat or underdown of hair mingled with a straighter and much coarser outer coating of hair called guard hair. For the fine underdown to be sold and processed further, it must be de-haired. De-hairing is a mechanical process that separates the coarse hairs from the fine hair. After de-hairing, the resulting "cashmere" is ready to be dyed and converted into textile yarn, fabrics and garments.

Luxurious, soft and really warm is a good description of a women's cashmere overcoat.

Women's Cashmere Overcoats

You may also want to learn more about other types of women's cashmere coats.

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