For over 110 years, Alan Paine has made some of Britain's finest knitwear. The Haddington is a lightweight saddle v-neck sweater made from the finest 100% Mongolian Cashmere.
Cashmere is one of the finest natural fibres in the world and is obtained from the hair of cashmere goats. It is softer and approximately three times warmer than sheep's wool. Alan Paine cashmere comes from Mongolia, where around 40 million goats contend with winter temperatures as low as -30°C. Only the soft, ultrafine undercoat is used to produce cashmere. In spring, as the goats moult for summer, they are combed by hand to remove their ultrafine undercoat, while leaving the guard hair intact. These combings are then washed and sorted to remove any stray guard hairs. What is left is pure cashmere. This laborious process results in a fibre that is exceptionally exquisite and rare. It therefore it commands a higher price than more easily obtained fibres. It takes up to 4 goats to produce enough fibre to make one Alan Paine pure cashmere sweater.
- 100% Mongolian cashmere
- Extra Fine 12GG - 1 end x 2/26s
- Saddle V-Neck
- No. 101U62 Dark Navy
- Alan Paine's fit: Updated
- Our fit: Regular