arch4 cashmere is traceable and responsibly sourced. Our process is certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). GOTS certified products go through a rigorous and thorough verification system. Their verification body is regularly audited, where all parties involved in the manufacturing process are subject to comprehensive on-site inspections on a regular basis. You can find out more about them here: https://global-standard.org/
Cashmere, a luxury fiber with softness and warmth, has been highly coveted throughout history. Mongolia is known to be one of the world's largest producers of cashmere, where the fiber has been an integral part of the country's culture and economy for centuries.
The history of cashmere in Mongolia dates back to the country's nomadic past. Mongolian nomads have been breeding cashmere goats for their wool for more than 1,000 years. These goats are well-suited for the harsh climate of Mongolia, where temperatures can drop to -40°C (-40°F) in winter. Cashmere goats produce a fine, soft wool that is highly valued for its warmth and insulation properties, making it a valuable commodity in a cold and rugged environment.
Inner Mongolia is a vast, beautiful land and we passionately believe in preserving this fragile climate. All of our suppliers are certified sustainable and our cashmere is traceable back to each individual herder. Waste water is cleansed in our treatment plant. The clean water is used to irrigate local fields.
We refuse stressful shearing and collect only hand-combed cashmere in the spring, when the goat naturally sheds its under-fleece.
Our herders use feed supplements to avoid high environmental impact: grazing goats remove both the roots and leaves of plants and their hooves break up dry land. The heard is rotated regularly through the land as to not degrade the earth.
Our factories are the biggest baby goat cashmere suppliers in Inner Mongolia, and baby goat cashmere is our signature cashmere. We are committed to our social and environmental impact, ensuring our products are obtained and manufactured responsibly, protecting the environment for our herders, inhabitants and goats.
Being a member of the CCMI Cashmere Group, we are committed to quality products made using the best practices and the highest standard in environmental protection. The CCMI was founded to protect consumers, serious manufacturers and retailers from frauds on cashmere. Being registered with the CCMI means that our products are free from animal cruelty, abuse, and exemplify sustainable resource practises.