Camel hair comes either from the camel or the dromedary, both closely related to the South American Llama and Alpaca.
Camels have two coats: the coarser and rougher outer coat which is long and hairy and the precious and warm inner down. The finest and softest hair comes from the youngest animals. The natural colour of camel is a golden tan with a variance of red to light brown tones but can also be found in a rare creamy white colour which is highly valued. The production of camel yarn is as slow and costly as with cashmere.
Camel yarn maintains the unique characteristics of camel hair including conductivity and thermostatic properties. It supplies warmth and incredible softness without adding weight. It is breathable and does not cause allergies.