Quality is never a trend. We combine centuries-old craftsmanship with manufacturing expertise.
Our materials are made to endure and our apparel is designed for longevity. This isn’t fast fashion-it’s tradition.
There are no middlemen, no waste, and no complicated production. This symbiotic respect is woven into the way we work.
100% Raw Mongolian Cashmere
Sustainability means being in harmony with nature. It means preserving centuries-old traditions that have proven, over the generations, to produce comfortable, quality cashmere without depleting the land or harming the animals.
To accomplish this, we partner with the Mongolian herders who have been living on the vast steppes for thousands of years, creating a unique tradition of Mongolian nomads that thrives to this day. Inspired by their enduring craft, Gobi combines this ancient heritage with modern sustainable initiatives to craft 100% pure Mongolian cashmere that must be experienced to be believed.
We keep our cashmere affordable by only manufacturing our products at the Gobi Factory. While many manufacturers can only produce a specific kind of cashmere garment, our factory is designed to create a large variety of items.
We bring the highest-quality cashmere to the world by manufacturing at scale. Instead of using untraceable factories in other countries, we manufacture our responsibly-sourced cashmere in our own factory with our own employees.
Since opening our doors in 1981, we’ve operated the first goat cashmere and camel wool manufacturing facility of its kind in Mongolia. We combine ancient cashmere tradition and modern technologies for beautifully affordable items.
Ethical Animal Care
Humane treatment of animals is deeply intertwined with sustainability and the quality of our cashmere. Our herders opt for humane hand-combing of the goats, which yields an even more comfortable cashmere. We only work with a trusted few herders who treat their flock like family.
Why? We believe you can only provide the best when you work with the best. It is our responsibility to act with fairness not only to our employees, customers, and planet, but the animals that provide us with the gorgeous cashmere we produce.
Environmental Deforestation Prevention
Inspired by the sanctity of nature and our desire to help it endure, we adhere to the principle of sustainable development and act responsibly for every stage of our cashmere manufacturing. Our supply chain relies on nomadic herders whose activities are closely tied to our ethical principles, including their work to prevent the deforestation that’s threatening the natural habitat where they have lived and worked for generations.
Because these efforts are ongoing, new technologies and new processes are constantly being analyzed and applied to achieve positive results and reduce the negative impacts. As part of these efforts, in the last five years, we have invested in upgrading our old technology with more energy and cost-efficient modern day machines.
Types of Cashmere Goats
Mongolian land is like a mosaic. Each part of this land has a unique climate, causing goats to grow different colors.
Dark Grey Goats
Blue / Grey Goats
The pure white goats, usually of medium size with sun-shaped horns and bright black eyes, are well-adapted to graze in the extremely hot and harsh climate of the Gobi Desert.
Dark Grey Goats
These dark-grey goats graze in the high mountains and forest-steppe regions of Mongolia, producing their specialty: long fiber with good viability.
The beige and reddish goats are well-adapted to the pastoral conditions of the Gobi Desert and steppe regions. Their cashmere is light in color with a slight orange tint and made distinct by its elasticity and silkiness.
Blue / Grey Goats
Blue and grey goats are incredibly rare. Their warm, grey cashmere can only be found in sparsely populated Western Mongolia, making up only 2% of the country’s goat population.
National Federation of Pasture User Groups of Herders
The Sustainable Fiber Alliance
We come from nomadic herders who’ve lived closely connected with nature for centuries: sustainability is not new for us. We manufacture goods from traceable cashmere without a third-party influence, all while preserving our traditions for future generations.
How We’re Different: The Gobi Retail Model
Gobi’s focus on responsible quality doesn’t add to cost for our customers. In fact, we add even more value with a responsible, traceable approach to manufacturing.
Most companies have a long and complex global supply chain system, increasing costs for the customer. As a Mongolian company focused on sustainability and value, Gobi sources our cashmere locally, helping us drastically reduce the cost and waste associated with supply chain issues.
Global manufacturing adds time and cost while reducing traceability and transparency, increasing risk of dangerous and unethical work environments and decreasing sustainability. At Gobi, all products are made within our factory in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where everything from raw cashmere processing to yarn creation to final production is done in-house.
More steps, more complications, more cost. Global transportation means additional time and money, which Gobi avoids by cutting out the middle men to capitalize off the margins—which means more savings for our customers.