Fibre Information

Mohair is the long, silky hair of the Angora goat and is one of the most versatile textile fibres.

Its characteristics are similar to wool, except that it does not have the scales that can irritate the skin.

Mohair has several unique properties that are not found in any other animal fibre:

  • Warmth without weight - Mohair provides a wonderful natural insulator; it doesn’t conduct heat and so keeps you super warm even when wet. It’s also lightweight so it’s goodbye to those old heavy woollen blankets.
  • Durability– Mohair is the most durable animal fibre, so your Mohair throw will last for years!
  • Lustre – Mohair loves dyes and so your coloured throw will resist fading from time or hard wear.
  • Comfort - The smooth fibres of mohair do not irritate the skin, which is great news for those people with sensitive skin
  • Strength - Mohair is stronger than steel of the same diameter - WOW
  • Shrink resistance - Because the smooth fibres do not felt, mohair fabrics shrink much less than wool.
  • Elasticity - This makes your Mohair product resistant to wrinkling, stretching, or sagging.
  • Non-flammability - Mohair will not burn unless it is exposed to a direct flame and won’t melt like a synthetic blanket.

 

Mohair Care Instructions

Mohair is a natural, luxurious fibre that dries well and resists shrinking. Unlike wool, mohair has no scales. A vigorous shake will dislodge most dirt particles. If you do need to wash your throw then you can either follow these handwashing instructions or take your mohair product to your local reputable drycleaner.

  • Soak in tepid water using mild detergent recommended for washing wool.
  • Gently agitate by hand to dislodge any dirt particles.
  • Rinse in clean, cool water and spin to rid excess water. A small amount of fabric softener can be used if desired.
  • Hang over a line or lay flat to dry (mohair dries quite quickly). When dry, a brisk shake or brush (with a soft hair brush) will restore the pile.
  • DO NOT TUMBLE DRY