Australian Cashmere – attributes and processing

  • 69 pages

  • Published: 2 Oct 2002

  • Author(s): McGregor, B. A.

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The key areas that were investigated in this report were:
• the quality of cashmere available to spinners and the attributes of Australian cashmere compared with cashmere from traditional sources
• the processing of Australian cashmere from raw fibre to knitted fabric
• the effect on textile product quality of blending Australian cashmere with different types of superfine Merino wool
• the quality and processing of short cashmere by-products
• a number of nutritional management practices that may affect certain raw cashmere fibre attributes.