The story of Cashmere
from Grassland to Store

Our cashmere goats are raised in the Alxa Plateau, located in the semi-desert region of Inner Mongolia, Northwestern China, known for its long days and vast daily and seasonal temperature changes.

The soft downy undercoat of cashmere goats has evolved to survive the area’s long and harsh winters. These undercoats consist of the highest quality lightweight fibers able to retain warmth eight times more than wool.

Collecting

In the spring molting season, the weather begins to warm and local Alashan herders use special coarse combs to separate the cashmere fibers from the goats’ coats or fleece; this step causes no pain or discomfort to the herd.

Every year, herders collect no more than 80 grams of selected cashmere fiber: it would take cashmere fiber harvested from 5-8 goats to produce just one average-sized adult cashmere sweater.

In the spring molting season, the weather begins to warm and local Alashan herders use special coarse combs to separate the cashmere fibers from the goats’ coats or fleece; this step causes no pain or discomfort to the herd.

Every year, herders collect no more than 80 grams of selected cashmere fiber: it would take cashmere fiber harvested from 5-8 goats to produce just one average-sized adult cashmere sweater.

Sub-combing

Quality Assurance




After the cashmere is sent to our laboratory, the fibers are tested according to goat type, breeding conditions, whiteness, length, fineness, strength, coarseness and colors. Then the fibers will undergo a thorough cleaning process to remove any remaining impurities.

To retain cashmere’s flexible characteristics, we uses ‘natural’ cashmere colors from grass and insects found on the Inner Mongolian prairies. When using auxiliary materials and additives, we uses only high-grade green dyeing auxiliaries from Germany.

A self-developed spinning process control the entire yarn production process. Each year, cashmere yarns are specially produced depending on the designs of the season.

Dyeing & Spinning

Made in Shanghai






Cashmere yarn that has passed Sandriver’s strictest quality standards are then sent to our department in Shanghai. Once there, our team use the full range of Germany’s finest, Stoll textile machinery to transform the yarn into finished knitted products.

At Sandriver’s independent research facility, platemaking technology masters with over 10 years of experience perfectly deliver the concepts of our designers. Before entering the market, every new product receives a final quality control review and approval from founder, Guo Xiuling.


The art of hand-sewing is for the finest and most intricate details. This process includes several specialized needling methods. This attention to tradition and detail brings warmth and love to the making of our products, allowing us to embrace a true artisan spirit and the wisdom of our predecessors.

Traditional
Hand-sewing

Quality Control

Our Quality Control system is the core sector of all Sandriver self-owned factories. Every process, step, and single piece of material must undergo a series of rigorous testing.

Each product is carefully controlled, among other aspects, for size, blemishes, color, density and overall appearance. The slightest misplaced thread or deviation in color or size will be reported, and ultimately, rejected according to our zero-defect policy.

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