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My bears are mostly made using Schulte mohair. I have found this mohair to be one of the finest available, and have yet to make a bear that is a "bad" bear from this fabric.
Below is a brief history on
Schulte® Mohair

S
chulte Mohair is made from one of nature`s finest sources for natural fiber, 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.

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 fibers 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 fibers 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.

 

ALPACA

These rare animals are found in half domesticated herds inhabiting the valleys of the Andes at altitudes of up to 4000 metres. Their lightweight and very roburst coats protect them from the extreme temperature differences between day and night that are so typical of their natural habitat.

 Alpaca
Because of its extaordinarily 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 South American Indians carefully shear their herds 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.


ALL FRED-I-BEARS WEAR COATS MADE FROM THE FINEST MOHAIR AND ALPACA AVAILABLE.



Last Updated: Saturday, 22 July 2017 06:35


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