Cashmere Jumpers Ireland

Wonderful, Everyday Mongolian Cashmere

Nomad Cashmere is Different

Cashmere is finer, stronger, lighter, softer and approximately 8 times more insulating than sheep’s wool. Once you start wearing it, you’ll not want to stop. If you are on this website, chances are you already know you like it and you are wondering, what’s our story? There are a couple of things. Firstly, we don’t like disposable fashion. We like quality. We like to buy a nice thing and look after it. Our cashmere sweaters aren’t bargain basement. Secondly, there is an issue where cashmere is bought by large companies as a raw material and exported out of Mongolia. They finish the cashmere into garments elsewhere leaving little revenue in Mongolia. This loss of revenue causes herders to struggle to care for the goats and the grasslands on which they depend. Nomad cashmere is different.

Nomad cashmere sweaters are made and finished by a small artisan producer in Mongolia that we have been working with since 2016. Our signature round neck style is characterised by a neat neckline, slim sleeves and a comfortable fit that hugs the body so you can wear it everyday.  New colours being added to the range all the time which are dyed at the fibre stage for greater depth and texture.

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Cashmere Jumpers Made and Finished in Mongolia

Nomad Cashmere is Irish designed but it is made and finished in Mongolia which keeps the money with the people that make the amazing material.

We keep retail prices low by selling online and at markets In Ireland. So you get a nice fitting, quality cashmere jumper or scarf at less than half the price of some high street stores.

We sell plain round neck 100% Mongolian cashmere jumpers and scarves for men and women in three sizes in a range of everyday wearable colours. Simple wearable everyday cashmere.

All Nomad Cashmere Jumpers are 100% Mongolian Cashmere

12 Gauge, 2 ply. Light enough to wear all year.

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It’s Easy to Forget Where our Clothes Come From

Nomad cashmere is made and finished in Mongolia. This picture is the inside of the yurt (called a Ger) that the herders live in. We want to tell the story of the Nomadic herders that tend the goats all winter on the Mongolian steppe in temperatures as low as -30 degrees C.

It is the harsh Mongolian winters that make Mongolian cashmere so fine. Finer hair means greater insulation so that the goats can cope with winter. This makes great soft cashmere jumpers, but spare a thought for the herders and buy an ethical brand that is made and finished in Mongolia.

Cashmere Goats

Harsh Mongolian Climate makes Soft Cashmere Jumpers

Cashmere goats adapted to the harsh climate by developing a double fleece: an outer guard layer that protects the undercoat from water, and an undercoat made of ultra-fine hairs with strong insulating properties. The fine cashmere down is combed carefully from the goats underbelly in the spring. The process of taking the cashmere off the goat is time consuming. It takes 5 goats to make enough Mongolian cashmere to make a jumper. This is about a days work. It is not cruel to comb out the cashmere as the goats need to shed in the spring to handle the warm Mongolian summers, where daytime temperatures can be as high as 25 degrees C.

 

Mongolian Nomadic Tribe

World’s Largest Nomadic Culture

The Mongolian steppe comprises one of the largest contiguous grassland expanses in the world. Mongolian pastoral herders make up one of the largest remaining nomadic cultures.

The grasslands are not owned, so nomadic herders move with the grazing goats. In this picture you can see the small  white yurts, called Gers. The life of the Mongolian cashmere herder is peaceful but not easy. So fair pay for the cashmere they provide is the least we can do. This makes Nomad cashmere reassuringly expensive while still being great value. By selling at markets and online we keep overheads to a minimum so majority of the price stays in Mongolia. The cashmere used in all Nomad cashmere is certified by the Mongolian Cashmere Authority.

 

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