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Cashmere from Kashmir!

Kashmir is the Northernmost part of India, an area that's been embroiled in a territorial dispute between Pakistan and India. Cashmere is an older name for the region of Kashmir.  It's beyond my scope of knowledge to comment on the politics of the region. Rather I'll talk about a fibre I know and love - Cashmere. My relatives are sheep farmers in country NSW, Australia, and I grew up spending Christmas holidays playing in shearing sheds, causing trouble no doubt! I loved watching the process of "creating" wool. From bottle feeding rejected lambs to sheep being rounded up and shorn. I didn't however enjoy wearing wool. My mother instilled in me a love of natural fibres and to this day...

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