Two-humped Bactrian camels are rare in the world and are found only in and around the Mongolian Gobi. Camel wool protects and insulates camels from the cold harsh winter in Mongolia and has heat-balancing properties to keep them cool in the summer. These qualities and features are incorporated into camel wool products.
Camel wool is valued for its heat retention and durability compared to other materials used to make knitted and woven fabrics. Although slightly coarser than cashmere, camel’s wool is the most durable and heat-retaining fiber, averaging 18-22 microns and more than 40 mm long. The natural color of camel wool is usually reddish-brown to light brown.