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Beginning of the adventure
Von Broich Mohair started in 1992 when we made the leap from big city life to rural life. We had our first child and dreamed of giving him and possibly future children the opportunity to grow up close to nature. Shortly before, we had heard of the mohair goats. These cute little animals, whose fine hair could be used for a large selection of beautiful textiles, became the source of an exciting project.
We educated ourselves about mohair, animal fibers and goats. We thought we knew everything there was to know when we bought the country's oldest herd of about 160 anogra goats including a few goats of other breeds.
Read more about the mohair goat (broken)
But we were wrong
Only at this point were we going to really learn. Dirt under the nails, goats that required special treatment and sleepless nights taught us that it took more than theory. But we learned and it was all worth it when spring came around as the stables was blooming with adorable and funny angora offspring who bounced around all day.
All the trouble paid off
After a few years we were among the country's best producers of raw mohair. Two years in a row, we could pride ourselves on having the best buck at the individual testing station and until we stopped producing raw mohair ourselves, we could deliver a super fine mohair to the production sites.
The country's largest farm shop with mohair
Originally the plan was to produce and sell raw mohair but after a few weeks with the goats, we were contacted by local tourist offices who encouraged us to show off the animals. We agreed and on a small table in the stable by the goats, we put a few finished produced mohair products.
The tourists wwanted buy and we saw a new road open up. Following this event we contacted processing sites around the world and then we selected the best sites to turn the raw mohair into finished textiles. An association for mohair breeders in Denmark and later a company was founded to collect, sort mohair and refine through the selected production companies.
I did not take many years before we developed the sale so much that Von Broich Mohair became the country's largest farm shop with mohair products and show off of angora goats.
Love for nature's qualities
Throughout, some of our key concepts have been animal ethics and quality products. It is with Mohair, as with other natural products, that the basic germ must be in order to achieve a real quality product. The daily care of the animals, as well as breeding and knowledge of the goat's natural way of life, is of the utmost importance.
Then, a few years ago, we had to realized that our backs could no longer withstand haircuts of the goats. Cutting mohair goats is an art.
For the sake of the goats, we didn't want anyone else to do it. The goats were sold but the store continues. Today we buy finished mohair products through the same channels that did when we produced raw mohair ourselves. We know from experience that these manufacturers value the same values as we do.
Our two children moved away to start their studies on the universities. Our dream had come true as we were able to provide excellently for our family and we had given our off spring the best possible push into the real world.
When the goats were sold, we thought the store had to close but many of our regular customers over many years would still shop, so we decided to take it further. Today we are very pleased that we preserved the store and look forward to welcoming you on the farm where it all started or here on the web.