What is Cashmere? Cashmere is one of the softest forms of wool found in nature. It is obtained from the underbelly of the Himalayan goat, which resides above 10,000 feet (about 3050 meters). Cashmere from Nepal are the best in quality because of the conditions to which the mountain goats have adapted over centuries. Because of the harsh climatic conditions that these goats live in, the wool obtained from them are very soft.