The worlds fairest cashmere
In a remote region, amidst the harsh climate of the Mongolia steppe, hircus goats grow rare white cashmere, protecting them from -35 F winters. In the spring, Mongolian herders harmlessly comb these fibers from the goats’ soft undercoats; continuing the world’s oldest human subsistence method.
DISRUPTING A 1,000 YEAR OLD INDUSTRY
Naadam has created the largest privately funded non-profit providing veterinary programs, livestock insurance and breeding development. In return Naadam is granted first access to the herder’s fleece.
FIRST ACCESS TO RARE materials
There’s only 300 tons of this rare cashmere produced in just one yearly harvest. Our non-profit work supports herders and stimulates micro-economic development in this remote region, earning us first access to the best cashmere on earth.
NO MIDDLE MAN
By purchasing fibers directly from our herders, we cut out the traditional trade layer that inflates the cost of cashmere. Skipping the middle man allows us to offer the finest cashmere on earth at a better value.
sustainable supply chain
It’s simple; we keep our herders’ goats healthy through veterinary programs, livestock insurance and breeding development. Healthy goats mean more valuable fibers, which stabilizes our supply chain.
the only ‘cradle-to-cradle’ certified cashmere yarn in the world
Naadam uses the only ‘Cradle to Cradle’ certified cashmere yarn in the world. That means it is healthy for people, the global economy and the environment.
DISTILLED TO PERFECTION
After the goats are combed and cashmere is collected, the raw fiber undergoes a careful selection process. Only the longest and thinnest fibers go through washing and de-hairing. This process is similar to distilling alcohol, think the finest crafted vodka.
The thinner the fiber, the softer the garment. We only source fine 16-16.2 micron cashmere. Cashmere averages 15-19 microns.
The Most Durable
The longer the fiber, the more durable the garment. Our cashmere fibers are 36-39mm long. That’s about 30% longer than the industry standard of 30mm.
When fibers break loose and bunch up, cashmere pills. Pilling occurs when fiber length is too short. We only use the longest fibers, which prevents most pilling.
sustainably MILLED IN THE ITALIAN ALPS
Milling sweaters the best way possible
Our family run mill has been spinning their craft for over 140 years: Using the region’s rich mineral water to wash the fleece, power its mills and ultimately produce the finest cashmere yarn in the world. The entire mill is run on 100% green energy by utilizing hydroelectricity and rooftop solar pannels. The dyeing system allow the yarn to have lasting, solid colors. All our chemicals are Cradle-to-Cradle certified meaning they are harmless to the environment.