I ordered some yarn off ebay - just what is Angola Cashmere?
Fibre from *any* goat is called mohair; fibre from cashmere goats is the only kind that can be called cashmere; Angola is in Southern Africa.Wheatie said:The fiber from Angora goats is called Mohair- reguardless of where it comes from. Angors fiber comes from rabbits.
Isn't there a country called Angola? possibly in Africa.
I copied this from the Internet: Angola Wool.The produce of an African breed of sheep; is a soft hairy wool. Is used for making Angola shawls and gloves, valued for their extreme softness and warmth.lawrencji said:
Friederike said:I copied this from the Internet: Angola Wool.The produce of an African breed of sheep; is a soft hairy wool. Is used for making Angola shawls and gloves, valued for their extreme softness and warmth.lawrencji said:
Hope this explains a bit about Angola wool :thumbup:
RoxyCatlady said:I know that there is apparently a difference in cashmere depending on where it comes from - that is, the goats raised in different regions produce different quality of fibre (besides often being different breeds)
Also, while it is true that in general angora comes from rabbits, there are angora goats. But in this case, I`m thinking they are talking region (Angola)
I know what you mean. I try and be conscious of this and buy most of my yarns from local companies whose yarn is made/grown and processed in the U.S., or I spin it myself, but occasionally I lapse, which is what happened with this. Sometimes I see things and just have to check it out.yorkie1 said:I WOULD NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM CHINA NO MATTER HOW CHEAP OR NO SHIPPING IT IS. I look at all labels when shopping and if it says China anywhere on it I pass.
You really have to watch, too as lots of labels say made for... and you find that it is from China too.
If enough of the population would not purchase things from China then the stuff with the bad ingredients or harmful stuff shipped to the US could be regulated