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.
- Mohair on the move! The marketing team of Mohair SA have just returned from showing at Spin Expo New York, an established textile fair that meets the highest standard, offering a global, modern range of yarns and textiles adapted to the needs of contemporary fashion trends. Next stop –...2 days agoView post on Facebook
- New York Fashion Week: Fall-Winter 2016-2017 This year, Alexander Wang focused on his own brand, presenting a colorful collection based on gender difference. The styles were relaxed and comfortable with the inclusion of gentle soft mohair beanies, jumpers and blazers offset with tweed, leather...4 days agoView post on Facebook
- Kids at play! Did you know - the Angora Goat has his/her first hair cut (otherwise known as shearing) at six months of age. This hair is referred to as 'Kid Mohair' and recognised for its fine handle, softness and beautiful lustre. Model: Amy Short - Location: Wheatlands Farm - Photographer: David...2 weeks agoView post on Facebook