Scan deeply into raccoon dog yarn

Are you afraid of the cold in winter?

In recent years, raccoon dog fleece sweaters have become the must-have warm sweaters for the luxurious and aristocratic family.

A piece of raccoon yarn fabric is as light as feathers, wears close to the body, and is as warm as support, making you really not afraid of the cold.

That raccoon dog yarn is its main material, please follow AXLETEX (中轴线) to understand all aspects of raccoon dog yarn.

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  1. Source
  2. Type
  3. Yield
  4. Indexes
  5.  Internal Structure
  6. Feature of Racoon Fabric
  7. History
  8. Present Situation
  9. Indexes
  10. Color
  11. Racoon Yarn Series
  12. Export
  13. Inspection Report
  14. Packing & Shipping

  1. Source

The raw material of  raccoon dog velvet comes from the northern raccoon dog (háo), also known as lí(狸). It is a naive animal that is larger and fatter than a dog.

Northern raccoon dogs mainly grow in the Northeast around the Bohai Sea, and in the coastal areas of North China, mostly in the Northeast, followed by North China; they like to eat fish, shrimp, and shellfish.

The cold and long winter in the north encourages them to automatically grow slender and dense fur to resist the severe cold. The colder the fur, the longer and finer it is, and the more meat they eat, the better the quality of the fur will be.

Raccoon dogs need to moult seasonally in May every year. This physiological moult occurs only once a year. The moulting period is only one month, leaving little time for people to collect raw fur.

  1. Type

The raw materials of raccoon dog velvet on the market are divided into raw velvet, faded velvet and blended velvet.

The raw material of raccoon dog velvet is collected from the seasonal down of raccoon dogs that naturally falls off in May every year. After cleaning and dust removal, it is combed into velvet. Leather faded velvet and blended velvet will not be described for the time being.

The animal yarn sharing of AXLETEX’s central axis is only for raccoon dog velvet raw material, and has always adhered to the quality of raw velvet. Starting from the father’s generation, it has spent more than ten years of energy to connect first-hand farmers one by one.

Every year in May, when the raccoon moulting season begins, we rush around to different farmers’ homes, going from house-to-house on motorcycles to now driving a truck from village to village, working from dawn to dusk, stationed in collecting.

From the hills of Shandong, to the coastal areas of Qinhuangdao, Hebei, to the snowy forests of the Northeast, we have traveled extensively. Only by talking, identifying, screening and competing with the farmers with our eyes and our hearts can we collect real first-hand raw wool.

Only high-quality raccoon dog velvet raw materials are collected and packaged in trucks, which are then packed into our own carding factory. They then comb out first-hand raw velvet with authentic composition, allowing the raccoon dog velvet raw materials to use their residual heat to keep humans warm.

  1. Yield

The output of raw raccoon velvet is not large. The annual output is about 120 tons, and it decreases sharply year by year.

The raw raccoon wool that is collected is the raw cashmere after being sorted and combed to remove the hair needles. The cashmere produced from one raccoon dog is about 50g-. Compared with the annual output of wool of 1.5 million tons and the annual output of cashmere of 15,000 tons, The annual output of raccoon dog cashmere is one ten thousandth of wool and one percent of cashmere.

Question: Why is the output of raccoon dog velvet so scarce?

Answer: Farmers raise raccoon dogs mainly to supply the fur industry. There has been a long-term boycott of fur products, and the price of feed has increased year by year. With only one harvest a year, raccoon dog farmers cannot make money every year. In addition, the farmers are relatively old. If the next generation of young people do not take up the livelihood of breeding, then the down that can be collected from raccoon dogs will tend to decrease sharply year by year, and the raw materials will become even scarcer.

In order to fill this gap, peeled raccoon dog velvet and blended velvet will inevitably appear on the market. The output of this part is 520 tons/year. Once it enters the market, the quality and ingredients of raccoon dog velvet will vary, making it difficult for consumers to find the authenticity. When hearing about raccoon velvet, many consumers have bad experiences with the hair falling out and the smell.

You get what you pay for, and the output of high-quality raccoon velvet raw materials is so small. First-hand raw materials, pure quality, are bound to be expensive, and the quantity is limited, and they will be out of stock when they are sold out. We can only wait for next year’s new hair to come out before purchasing.

  1. Indexes

After combing, raccoon dog hair is called raccoon dog velvet. The fiber length of raccoon dog velvet is 34-38mm, the fineness is 15.8-16.5um, the curl rate is 12.16%, and the shortness content is 8%-10%.

  1. Internal Structure

Most fibers of raccoon dog hair have medullary cavities, which are mostly single-row bead-shaped or strip-shaped medullary cavities. There are intermittent medullary cavities (Figure 5), which can block cold air like an air layer.

The raccoon dog velvet fibers are uniform in thickness, with a small number of intermittent medullary cavities. The individual medullary cavities are nearly round and somewhat irregular in shape. The size of the medullary cavity is also different. The outer scales are long and annular, and the long petals are arranged regularly, and the edges are relatively smooth. The fiber is less dense than cashmere, making it lighter than cashmere.

  1. Features of raccoon fabric

Due to the fiber structure of raccoon dog velvet with medullary cavity, long length, soft fineness and deep curl, raccoon dog velvet fabric has good warmth retention, long suede appearance, full hair feel, soft and waxy feel, light weight to wear, and not easy to pilling. It has a luxurious fur style and is a natural warm knitwear that the aristocratic consumer class is addicted to in winter.

  1. History

Raccoon velvet was first used for spinning in 2010, which is regarded as the first application in the textile industry. For specific evolution history details, please refer to the figure below.

  1. Present Situation

· Current status of raw materials – low output

The breeding of raccoon dogs is mainly used in the fur industry, followed by yarn. Due to the downturn in the fur industry, the number of farmers breeding raccoon dogs has dropped sharply year by year. Every year in May, raccoon dogs are in season, and farmers will also wait for the price. , deliberately not taking action, waiting until the price is high before selling. Low output and high valuation are the current situation of raw materials.

· Current status of spinning technology – striving for excellence

The unique properties of raccoon velvet fiber are based on the slubbing spindle spinning process. In the carding, coloring and spinning processes, the fineness of carding, dyeing temperature and coloring raw material ratio, spinning carding standard, twist setting Every aspect of setting and waiting requires patience and careful polishing and optimization.

· Sales market – mixed with good and bad, gradually transparent

    Due to the scarcity of output, some manufacturers use raccoon dog velvet with leather, mixed with rabbit fur, dog down or fox velvet as raw materials to supply the market to meet the needs of different consumer groups for the concept of raccoon dog velvet.

Some businesses or consumers may not care about the quality of raccoon dog velvet.

On the one hand, domestic testing agencies classify raccoon dog hair, fox hair, and dog hair into: other special animal hairs, and merchants and consumers can make their own decisions;

On the other hand, if tested using the oldest fire method, animal hair is all protein fiber, and the specific subdivision of animal hair cannot be distinguished after burning.

However, with the rise of young consumers, their awareness of authenticity and fakeness has gradually increased, and the consumption concept of “you get what you pay for” has also made the ecology of raccoon velvet more pure and transparent.

  1. Indexes

The general production process of raccoon dog velvet yarn: 1. collecting the wool, 2. washing the wool, 3. carding into velvet, 4. dyeing, 5. spinning, 6. packaging, and 7. shipping.

In the carding, coloring and spinning processes, each link such as the fineness of carding, dyeing temperature and technology, spinning carding, twist setting, etc., tests mature skills.

  1. Color

The color of natural raccoon dog hair is generally brown, of course, there is also a small amount of rare white raccoon dog hair.

Raccoon dog velvet raw materials can be divided into 2 types:

(1) Original color raccoon dog velvet

(2) Remove white raccoon dog velvet

In terms of the color of raccoon velvet yarn, both the light solid color and the colorful series are dyed with dewhitened raccoon velvet raw materials, which is a test of the purity of the raw materials. Many wool yarn manufacturers are not first-hand raw cashmere collectors, and they are very concerned about the purity of the ingredients and the meticulous selection. It’s impossible to control, so everyone usually uses safe colors – dark colors.

AXLETEX Central Axis is currently a first-hand raccoon velvet yarn supplier on the market that covers solid color, color, floral, dark and other colors. Pure ingredients with zero impurities.

  1. Raccoon Yarn Series

Raccoon velvet’s high-end series of yarns are all made of woolen yarns with a high ratio to achieve a strong wool feel and a luxurious appearance with long suede.

  1. Export

Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, France, the United States, etc.

  1. Inspection Report

For a long time, raccoon velvet yarn has rarely been exported directly. Most of it has been woven into various styles of sweaters in domestic sweater processing factories and exported to consumers around the world in the form of knitted fabrics. However, foreign customers are very careful about the quality control and testing of raw materials, which is related to the yield of sweaters and the repurchase rate of consumers.

In the past 10 years, AXLETEX, as the designated raccoon down yarn supplier for Japanese merchants, has passed quality inspections and identification tests many times.

  1. Packaging& Shipping

(1)Packaging and transportation-standard and fast

Under the conditions of constant temperature and humidity, a tube of yarn is wrapped in a transparent plastic bag, packed into a double-corrugated export carton, marked with a mark, weight and batch number, sealed with transparent tape, and shipped to the customer. Specified shipping address.

(2)Spot reserves–everything is sufficient when the goods are in stock

At present, AXLETEX specializes in the continuous development of customers and product categories with small but refined products. Every year, raccoon dog velvet is sold out when the market is hot. The following year, we continue to reserve raw materials, spin carefully, and reserve sufficient supply to supply the market. need.