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.
- South African designer Nicholas Coutts won the 2013 Elle Rising Star Design Award. His pieces are unfussed but visually rich, and thanks to the textiles he creates himself, his garments have an incredible, tactile quality. His gorgeous collections play with different mohair textures. We cannot...5 days agoView post on Facebook
- Good news! With wonderful South African medical care, StevenBe will be discharged from hospital today and will be interviewed on the Expresso Breakfast Show tomorrow morning (Monday) from 7:30 to 8:30am. Please tune in to SABC 3 and support him.1 week agoView post on Facebook
- Due to a medical emergency, Steven Be's engagements in Cape Town have sadly been cancelled. Steven is currently in surgery and will be hospitalized for recovery. We sincerely apologize for this turn of events. We will keep you posted.1 week agoView post on Facebook
- As we head to Cape Town today, we'd like to thank Nurturing Fibres for the incredible yarns and gift packs sponsored for the StevenBe Tour! Ladies, you really are in for a treat. Please visit www.nurturingfibres.co.za for the most beautiful yarns and everything your "knitting" heart desires!2 weeks agoView post on Facebook