Why Farm with Angora Goats?
- Market Demand.
- High Profitability.
- Regular Income - Supporting Cash Flow.
- Industry Stabilization Support Structures for Producers.
- Excellent Grazing Utilization & Stocking Rate.
- Mohair - Speciality fibre utilized globally.
Angora goats produce the lustrous fibre known as mohair.
Mohair is one of the world’s most exclusive natural fibres, with two centuries of refinement by the South African mohair industry behind it. The founding of the mohair industry in South Africa was a stroke of good fortune after the Sultan of Turkey sent twelve infertile Angora rams and one ewe to South Arica in 1838.
A natural, eco-friendly fibre
The clip (hair) taken from Angora goat is called mohair. Angora goats are shorn twice a year and are not harmed in any way during the process. In the pursuit of perfection, their fleece has been refined through consistently high breeding standards and meticulous genetic selection.
Angora goats thrive in the Karoo, with its combination of hot, dry summers, cold winters and semi-desert vegetation.
The combination of best practice farming and best environment for Angora goats has set South Africa apart. South African mohair is globally acknowledged as one of the finest natural fibres money can buy.
The added beauty of mohair is that it is a renewable, natural resource, providing a sustainable production chain between animal and human, while contributing long term prosperity to the Karoo region.
Mohair unique qualities
Versatile by nature, mohair is coveted by the world’s fashion industry elite, as well as by interior designers, designers, craft specialists, industrial fibre specialists and the tourism sector. Mohair manufacturers maximise on the fibre’s unrivalled natural beauty, capitalising on its rare, natural qualities, which include:
The fibre’s natural lustre gives garments a silky sheen. It’s the ideal garment to wear day or night.
The fabric is luxuriously lightweight and renowned for its versatility: cool in summer and warm in winter.
Mohair responds magnificently to dyes, retaining even the most brilliant colours over time.
Mohair breathes, absorbing and releasing atmospheric moisture and controlling its own ‘climate’ to ensure optimal comfort.
Because of its pliability, mohair is rated as one of the world’s most durable natural fibres.
Products made from mohair have an innate elasticity, which ensures they hold their shape.
Mohair is virtually non-flammable, keeping you safe and chic all year round.