- Mohair is shorn from the coats of Angora goats. These goats were not introduced to the US until 1849.
- The US is one of the two largest producing nations in the world which total two million pounds.
- Most Angora goats are raised in Southwest Texas because of its perfect climate and terrain.
- Mohair is considered an all-season fashion fiber.
- Mohair fabric is: wrinkle resistant, has a high affinity to absorb dyes, is moisture resistant, and extremely flame retardant.
- Mohair can be hand washed and brushed.
- Angora goats are shorn twice a year and the animals are not harmed when being shorn.
So, the next time you are admiring your mohair teddy bear, please appreciate what an Angora goat has contributed to making your collectible bear amazing!
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