Alashan Cashmere Company was founded in early 2004 by Donald Fox. Donald had spent the prior 11 years at one of the most respected cashmere groups in the world - Forte Cashmere Company. With skills and knowledge gained from trading in cashmere raw materials and finished product for those 11 years, it was an easy decision to start Alashan Cashmere Company when Forte Cashmere closed its doors in 2004.
The name Alashan refers to an area of western Inner Mongolia Province, China. The Alashan region, through a combination of climactic, geographic and dietary conditions, is the literal home to the world's finest cashmere and camel hair. During each fiber collection season, the goats and camels from this region produce the most highly sought after fiber in all of China. Many producers seek to add Alashan cashmere and camel hair to their product lines. The garments, knit or woven, that are made from Alashan fiber have an unrivaled handle and softness.