The camel hair used by dormiente is obtained out of the two-humped camel lanugo. It is superfine and has an excellent climate-changing behaviour by nature. Das von dormiente verwendete Kamelhaar wird aus dem Flaumhaar des zweihöckrigen Kamels gewonnen. Es ist besonders fein und hat hervorragende klimaregulatorische Eigenschaften. Die Hauptherkunftsländer sind China und die Mongolei. Because of the extreme fluctuations in temperature in these areas its fur must protect the animal from cold as well as from heat. Once a year the camels shed their hair in big clumps. This hair is collected, coarse hairs and debris removed and then made into a fine fleece in a naturally beige or brown colour. The soft downy chest hair is the most popular.
Camels are used as pack or draught animals and are kept in larger herds for the production of camel hair. The first hair shed by young animals is considered the most valuable. It is particularly fine, soft and light in colour. A fully grown camel provides approx 5kg of hair per year.
During the de-hairing process the 3-12 cm long, very fine and silky and slightly frizzy down hair is separated from the coarser, stiffer hair. The down hair usually makes up between 35% and 75% of the total hair harvested.