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Discover South Africa’s leading mohair fashion designers

1838 Collective is a place to discover locally produced luxurious, soft and timeless fashion, home and décor mohair products created by South African designers.

This initiative is run by the mohair industry for the mohair industry, promoting the use of mohair through locally-produced South African designer products.

The first Angora goats arrived on South African shores in 1838, when the Sultan of Turkey sent twelve neutered Angora rams and one ewe to Port Elizabeth. Wanting to protect his country’s powerful monopoly in mohair, the Sultan ensured that all the rams were rendered infertile.

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Unbeknown to anyone, however, the ewe was already pregnant, and gave birth to a ram en route to South Africa. Since then, the South African mohair industry has grown exponentially, and today, the Karoo region produces around half the world’s mohair – all thanks to a pregnant ewe and a Sultan’s mistake.

Lustrous, resilient and offering exceptional colour retention, mohair has become a symbol of luxury. This natural, renewable resource is lightweight and versatile, staying cool in summer and warm in winter. Because of its pliability, mohair is rated as one of the world’s most durable fibres, and products made from mohair have an innate elasticity which ensures that they hold their shape and do not crease.

Every product and brand we promote makes exclusive use of mohair and has been produced locally with the ethical treatment of animals in mind.

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Discover South Africa’s leading mohair fashion designers

1838 Collective is a place to discover locally produced luxurious, soft and timeless fashion, home and décor mohair products created by South African designers.

This initiative is run by the mohair industry for the mohair industry, promoting the use of mohair through locally-produced South African designer products.

The first Angora goats arrived on South African shores in 1838, when the Sultan of Turkey sent twelve neutered Angora rams and one ewe to Port Elizabeth. Wanting to protect his country’s powerful monopoly in mohair, the Sultan ensured that all the rams were rendered infertile.

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Unbeknown to anyone, however, the ewe was already pregnant, and gave birth to a ram en route to South Africa. Since then, the South African mohair industry has grown exponentially, and today, the Karoo region produces around half the world’s mohair – all thanks to a pregnant ewe and a Sultan’s mistake.

Lustrous, resilient and offering exceptional colour retention, mohair has become a symbol of luxury. This natural, renewable resource is lightweight and versatile, staying cool in summer and warm in winter. Because of its pliability, mohair is rated as one of the world’s most durable fibres, and products made from mohair have an innate elasticity which ensures that they hold their shape and do not crease.

Every product and brand we promote makes exclusive use of mohair and has been produced locally with the ethical treatment of animals in mind.

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