Camel hair might be the first thing to spring to mind when you're thinking of the soft fibres that are available.
The camel we offer is from the down under-layer of the baby camel. It's this softer hair that keeps the animals warm during the chilly nights. Its dehaired to remove any coarse fibres and combed into tops.
It is produced from the two humped camel, bactrian, which has a double layered coat. The fibre from the young animals is much softer than the adult and is highly prized. It has for many years been used in woven fabrics for its soft handle. Normally a micron count of 17 to 19 with a slighlty lustrous slippy feel to it.
See also our camel and silk blends which gives it a look of creamy toffee.