Welcome to Mohair South Africa
MOHAIR THE MOST LUXURIOUS PRODUCT OF SOUTH AFRICA
THE MOHAIR STORY
The story of how Angora goats arrived on our shores and grew in numbers is truly amazing.
In 1838 the Sultan of Turkey sent twelve neutered rams and one female to Port Elizabeth, halfway across the world.
The rams were rendered infertile, as the Sultan wanted to protect his country’s powerful mohair empire.
What he didn’t realise, though, was that the ewe on board was pregnant and gave birth to a kid ram en route to Africa, which was the start of the industry in South Africa.
Today’s Karoo region produces the most mohair in the world – all thanks to the Sultan’s mistake and a pregnant ewe.
- Ultra-luxe mohair cardi’s shown at SA Menswear Fashion Week by Sol-Sol menswear. We love! Congratulations @MatKieser Images courtesy of Elle SA5 days agoView post on Facebook
- Elton John kicked off his three year farewell tour dressed in a custom Gucci jacquard tailcoat and black MOHAIR trousers. We look forward to seeing what other mohair ensembles Gucci has prepared for Elton in his fabulous tour wardrobe. Image courtesy of Gucci and photographer David Lachepelle2 weeks agoView post on Facebook
- Local mohair designers showcase their Winter 2018/19 collections in Denmark at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF). Pop in at stand C1-037 from Wednesday, 31 January to Friday, 2 February to see this beautiful fibre on display.3 weeks agoView post on Facebook
- Rain clouds in the Karoo - is there anything more beautiful? So thankful. Image: Frances van Hasselt3 weeks agoView post on Facebook