The Magic of Mohair: A perfect mix of softness and strength
Mohair, the luxurious fiber derived from the fleece of the Angora goat, has been prized for centuries for its lustrous sheen, softness, and durability. At Plexida, we have chosen to work with mohair because we believe it is a gorgeous mix of warmth and versatility. Here, we are sharing with you the beautiful qualities of this remarkable fiber.
Firstly, mohair is one of the world's most durable fibers. Unlike sheep's wool, cotton, or cashmere, the fibers of mohair are incredibly strong and resistant to wear and tear. This means that your mohair knitwear will last longer than most other woolen garments. And thanks to its natural elasticity, mohair knitwear retains its shape, even after repeated wearings. In fact, mohair is stronger than steel of a similar size!
But despite its strength, it is extremely soft, lustrous, and shiny by nature. With similar qualities to silk it reflects light in a unique way, that gives mohair knitwear their distinctive sheen. Smoother and finer than most other natural fibers, mohair is incredibly soft to the touch and a gentle and comfortable option for people with sensitive skin.
What's more, mohair is renowned for its thermoregulation properties. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making it the perfect fiber for creating versatile knitwear. And because it can absorb up to 30% of its weight in moisture without feeling damp or uncomfortable, mohair is an excellent choice for those who live in areas with variable climates. It breathes with you, ensuring optimal comfort no matter the temperature.
Another great thing about mohair is that it resists creasing. This means that your Plexida garment will always look impeccable and ready to wear, without any fuss. And because mohair holds dye really well, it's a great way to add color to any garment. Take for example the Relaxed Mohair Sweater in Lava, a red as striking and fiery as it gets.
In addition to its many other impressive qualities, mohair is also a sustainable and eco-friendly choice of fiber. Angora goats, which are primarily found in South Africa, require minimal resources to maintain and can graze on marginal lands that are not suitable for crops. This means that mohair production has a relatively low impact on the environment, making it a great choice for those who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
At Plexida, we're proud to use mohair as our primary choice of fiber for our knitwear collection. Its unique combination of softness, warmth, and durability makes it the perfect material for creating high-quality, comfortable, and long-lasting garments that you can wear season after season. So if you're looking for knitwear that's as beautiful as it is versatile, look no further than mohair.