The ultimate in plush all-natural materials, the soft touch of double-length mohair delivers a new level of coziness and indulgence. The generous suede-like hairs are coated tactfully for stain resistance and a lux sheen to spoil the senses.
Mohair Extreme is made entirely from the wool of the Angora goat. Mohair is considered one of the oldest fiber textiles in existence, originating from the mountains of Tibet, home to the Angora Goat. The individual hairs are extremely fine and silky, making it one of the most sought after natural fibers. Its unique blend of qualities are what make the fabric so appealing for high-end furniture. This includes being both light and durable, water repelling while moisture absorbing, and when processed correctly, mohair never creases.
Mohair Extreme is rated for a staggering 100,000 double rubs on the Wyzenbeek test, the North American standard of measuring abrasion resistance for fabric. For context, a rating lower than 3,000 is considered light resistance, such as pillows or curtains, while 30,000+ is considered heavy duty resistance, ideal for family rooms and heavily trafficked areas. This means Mohair Extreme is rated for 30,000 double rubs higher than Mohair Supreme.
A combination of ultra durable and indulgently soft, Mohair Extreme is produced by Maharam, North America's leading creator of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. The company was founded in 1902 by Louis Maharam, a Russian immigrant, who began by selling fabric remnants from a pushcart on New York’s Lower East Side. For nearly 5 generations, Maharam has evolved from its humble beginnings to being pioneers in luxury textiles.
Mohair Supreme is available in three colors. Lichen is a cool shade of beige reminiscent of the natural color of raw Angora wool. Zinc is dyed a deep shade of indigo that feels cool and calm. Terrain is a medium dark gray with a tinge of brown that brings balance to bold colors and accent pieces.
You can find information on how to maintain Mohair Extreme here.