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Schulte Mohair & Alpaca
original mohairSchulte Mohair

Schulte Mohair is made from one of nature's finest sources for natural fibre, the Angora goat. This special fur is very long and naturally wavy. When sheared (this usually occurs twice a year) it is called mohair. The term "mohair" is derived from the Arabian word "Muhayar" which literally means "the fabric of goat hair". Despite the name similarity there is no relation to the Angora rabbit.

The collection of this noble hair does not require any animals to be harmed!

Angora goats are a delicate animal and are very sensitive to temperature change. This requires a dependable mild climate. Summers not so hot that the meadows dry out and winters not too cold. In the entire world there are only three regions that consistently meet these ideal conditions: Texas, USA, South Africa and Turkey.

The fur of the Angora goat is naturally white, curly and shiny. Its fibres have a remarkable strength when made into a pile fabric. These characteristics together with the noble appearance, silky feel and sheen make mohair one of the finest fibres offered by nature.

Since 1901 the Reinhard Schulte factory has produced teddy bear material of 100% pure mohair! All weaving, dyeing, distressing, curling, waving and processing is done entirely in our factory to control the production process and assure our customers of the highest quality fabric.

The best thing that can happen to your bear is a fur coat of:
ORIGINAL-SCHULTE-MOHAIR - "The fabric teddies are made of"
One hundred per cent nature.

Original Schulte Mohair - for more than 100 Years!

We have been the supplier of high quality mohair fabrics to the famous Steiff company since 1901.
Designers around the world rely on us for a seemingly endless and innovative variety of the finest fabrics for their teddy bear creations and soft sculpture art.



ALPACA
 Inca Gold

 There is few things in this world that have retained their rarity and distinctiveness for centuries. Even during the realm of the Incas, rare and luxurious alpaca fleece was worth its weight in gold.



 



The Alpaca is most closely related to the vicuña, a rigorously protected species belonging to the same genus as the llama.
 
They are rare animals found in half-domesticated herds inhabiting the valleys of the Andes at altitudes of up to 4000 metres. Their lightweight and very robust coats protect them from the extreme temperature differences between day and night that are so typical of their natural habitat. 


 





Alpaca



 



Beause of it’s extraordinarily qualities, alpaca hair is ranked among the finest and most exquisite fibres that nature has to offer. It is characterised by its particular delicacy; its fleece (shorn hair) is extremely long, lightly crimped and remarkably soft.

The collection of this noble hair does not require any animals to be harmed!

The South American Indians carefully shear their herds by hand every two years. The precious fleece is carefully sorted according to colour tone and quality and then sent to the Peruvian seaport of Arequipa, the centre for international trade of alpaca hair, to be sold.

Only the finest raw fibres with unaltered natural colours qualify for the long journey to expert European spinners. It is from those specialists that we obtain the alpaca yarn that we use to make our premium woven fur:

THE ORIGINAL SCHULTE ALPACA


 
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