may be creatures of the desert but they need a downy undercoat to keep
the suns rays away from their tender skin. Camel down has been prized
for centuries and in modern times was in every gentleman's wardrobe, in
the quintessential Camel Hair Coat.
The Baby Camel Down is a warm golden brown and so very soft. This short stapled fiber is prepared in a manner that makes it very easy to spin and will do well, whether spun with a lot of loft or tightly for sturdy garments. It pairs wonderfully with merino and silk in our spectacular blends and will take dye beautifully.
Cleaned, dehaired and combed baby camel down is a natural light camel brown with an approximate staple length of 5 inches (55mm) and an approximate micron count of 18.
Bactrian camels have two humps, weigh about 1600 pounds and stand about 7-9 feet tall at the top of their humps. Their gestation period is 370-445 days and give birth to calves weighing 80-130 pounds. Their life span is 40-50 years. Bactrian camels have two coats: the warm inner coat of down and a rough outer coat which is long and hairy. They shed their fiber in clumps consisting of both coats and is normally gathered. They produce about 5 pounds of fiber annually.
Camel down is the soft warm inner down of a bactrian camel with a fiber structure similar to cashmere. The down is usually 1-3 inches long with a micron count of about 15-22 microns. Camel down does not felt easily. Baby Camel Top has been becoming more popular every year. We offer Baby Camel Top which is only 18 microns (only 2 microns more than most cashmere) and which can capture the attention of hand spinners who seek a luxury fiber at a low price. It has a staple length of 5 inches which is quite long for camel. The light color of this Baby Camel Top also will appeal to dyers.
Wholesale samples packages are $25. If you want a sample package or information about our fibers, email us at [email protected]. In your email, please include your company name, contact information including email address and telephone number, the nature of your business and your seller's permit number.
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