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UNIQLO’s cashmere sweaters are renowned for their softness and warmth, but have you ever wondered how your favourite sweater made it to the store? Learn more about UNIQLO cashmere here, and then shop the collection for men and women. 

To start, the cashmere must come from goats raised in conditions with dramatic variations in temperature, like in Inner Mongolia. To combat the fickle temperatures, the goats will grow an undercoat of soft, fine hair under their coarse outer fleece. 

When the weather gets warm, they naturally shed this soft hair, only about 100 grams or so, and we use it to weave into amazingly soft sweaters. Once the hair is collected, the process begins.

Step 1: Selection

Cashmere goats spend all year roaming the grasslands, so the raw wool they shed can contain various impurities like dirt and sand. It must be checked visually and sorted by hand. Cashmere fibres are so fine that they would be damaged by going through a machine, so this process has to be done manually. 

Step 2: Quality Control

Strict checks are carried out to ensure that only 100% cashmere is used in our sweaters. Cashmere fibres are extremely fine and can’t be identified by the naked eye, so we use a microscope. After this strict quality control, products can be sold as 100% cashmere. 

Step 3: Dyeing