The best cashmere starts with the best raw materials. These luxurious fibres originate from goats in northern China, – the regions cold climate encourages the growth of soft underbelly hair, which is then combed before carefully being hand-sorted into different grades.

In order to create a truly superior-quality yarn, only the finest and longest fibres can be used. Consequently, it takes the hair of four Chinese goats to make one John Laing sweater.

During the spinning process, a light oil is added to the yarn to help reduce friction as it passes through the multiple knitting and make-up operations. The delicate yarn forms a tight uniform stitch, providing a wonderful fabric that wont lose its shape or size when washed.