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Vol. 1 Iss. 4

  • Johnstons of Elgin is one of the leading cashmere mills in the world. Our day spent with managing director James Sugden still ranks as one of the best interviews in Wild Fibers' history. 

    Have you ever wondered how the first cashmere goats came to the United States? Ann Dooling recalls the creation of her cashmere farm in Montana which involved chartering a special Qantas jet to bring 196 does and six bucks from Australia to the U.S.

    Fibers/Animals: Vicuna, Wool, Alpaca, Cashmere, Angora, Dorset-Targhee Wool, Angora Rabbits, Cashmere Goats, Huacaya Alpaca, Great Pyrenees, Akbash, Komondor, Anatolian Shepherd, Maremma, Shar Planinetz

    Places: Andes Mountains; Elgin, Scotland; Fort Bragg, California; Montana; Maine; Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

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