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The Fabric of Life

Posted: 22/11/11 11:15

Fashion, like all creative industries is about taking inspiration from the world around you and turning it into something beautiful. We're taking a look at some of the most exquisite textiles from across the globe that have inspired fashions far and wide and had people travelling to these faraway cultures for centuries.

Cashmere, Mongolia
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Woven from the sheltered downy winter undercoat of the Cashmere goat, cashmere was originally the namesake of Kashmir in northwest India. Although China is the modern world’s largest producer of raw cashmere, those truly in the know head to Mongolia for the wool of the rare Alashanzuoqi white cashmere goat. Head to the market off Sukabaatar Square in Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar to experience authentic bohemian culture and the world’s softest woollen treats.

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