Kid gloves were commonly worn from the from the nineteenth to the early
twentieth century and are still made today. Goatskin leather is softer
than cow skin leather and tougher than sheepskin leather. It is used for
shoes and boots, jackets and other clothing that require a soft durable
Cashmere goats produce a cashmere fiber that is extremely fine and soft.
Cashmere is used for quality sweaters and men’s sports jackets, but can
also be found and appreciated in any garment that touches the skin with
its silky light touch, from scarves to cashmere socks and underwear.
Mohair comes from the angora goat and is one of the oldest textile
fibers in use. It is 2 ½ times as strong as wool and has a high luster
and sheen. Mohair is often used in blends with other fibers and is found
in scarves, winter hats, suits, sweaters, coats, and socks.
Written by The Vintage Fashion Guild