Cashmere as well as other luxury fibers like alpaca, angora, mohair, cashgora, camel and vikunja are defined as precious animal hair fibers not derived from sheep`s wool. According to the garment labeling requirements within the EU, these fibers have to be labeled by using the corresponding species name.


The increasing demand for luxury fibers, high prices and the very restricted availability cause adulteration or false declaration, especially cashmere, one of the finest and most expensive animal hair fibers is the frequently object of fraud.

Impetus Bioscience has developed reliable methods for the qualitative and quantitative determination of the relevant species even in complex mixtures of raw and slightly processed animal fibers.