Our involvement in the heart of the world mohair industry – Port Elizabeth – began in 1965, and we have learnt, adapted and expanded tremendously along the way to reach where we are today.
With various changes to the business since then, South African Mohair Industries Limited (SAMIL) was officially formed in 1992, as we continued to grow Mohair from national to international, from Eastern Cape mohair to South African mohair.
Our mohair products are made from the finest natural fibres, and although we began as a mohair trader and processor, our ambitions have since reached far beyond this. Today, we see ourselves as the link between mohair producers, processors and consumers, and as pioneers of the future.
This luxury natural fibre is exceptionally versatile and blended with a variety of other natural or synthetic fibres.
Although mohair's principal characteristics are similar to those of wool, it does possess other unique properties not found in any other type of fibre, making mohair products an ideal choice. These properties include its lustre, durability, elasticity, non-flammability, moisture retention, tensile strength and resistance to soiling.
We can blend mohair with a range of other fibres, and yarns can be custom dyed to any shade at our dye house.Learn More
We have secure connections around the world for the purchase and sale of raw materials and finished goods.Learn More
We are committed to only processing mohair and have thus become one of the world’s leading mohair processors.Learn More
Our two-part Angora goat farming project aims to stabilise the mohair supply and show our commitment to the industry.Learn More
Angora Genetics Laboratory, or ANGELA, is all about the enhancement of Angora goats and the mohair industry.Learn More
Weaving Yarns As a leading manufacturer and exporter of weaving yarns, we shine a light on South African mohair among weavers around the world. SAMIL Spinning is a leading manufacturer and exporter of mohair weaving yarns, mohair blended yarns and melange yarns. We provide fancy dyed weaving yarns on cone direct from our own dye house. In addition to the option of purchasing the yarns in raw white (ecru), dyed as solid shades or blended into a palette of wonderful melange shades, we have introduced the option of hand-painted yarns which creates a totally unique effect when combined with melanges or solid yarns. Mohair is still as popular as ever and our collection of rich loop mohair yarns of different thicknesses, textures and blends, all perfectly dyed or supplied on hank/skein, or dye package has proved extremely successful with our customers. Our 78% Mohair 13% Wool 9% Nylon blend is still a favourite in this range. With the significant benefits of producing at origin, it is our aim to raise awareness of South African mohair among weavers around the world.Find Out More
Hand Knitting Yarns Our luxurious hand knitting yarns feature the most beautiful natural fibres in a diverse range of vibrant colours, from all-natural to combination fibre blends. SAMIL Spinning's luxurious hand knitting yarns feature the finest fibres, in a diverse range of rich colours. We create perfectly blended fancy and worsted yarns in both all-natural as well as natural and synthetic fibre combinations to create lovely, soft, hand knitting yarns. We invest in developing trend-inspired ranges while still manufacturing established favourites that our clients have grown to trust and keep as part of their own staple collections. We are committed to supplying a broad range of internationally renowned mohair products to both local and the global markets, while embracing a philosophy of continuous product improvement in order to meet on-going customer requirements. As we have our own dye house, we are able to çreate the colour ranges our clients desire. At SAMIL Dyeing, we consistently strive to innovate and perfect new colour recipes in our laboratories. Our sales team is able to assist the client with colours of the perfect fibre to meet all their hand knitting requirements. To view our full range please visit www.africanexpressions.co.zaFind Out More
Machine Knitting Yarns Our range of yarns is based on current trends and are available in different counts suited to various knitting machine gauges. SAMIL Spinning creates a comprehensive selection of quality machine knitting yarns. Counts vary from 1/40NM ringspun yarn to finely brushed fancy mohair yarn containing Super Kid Mohair, Wool, Silks and other fibre combinations. The dyeing of both our hand and machine knitting yarns is done at our own dye house, where we test, create and perfect our extensive colour rangesFind Out More
Tops With our hands-on attitude in the blending and processing of tops and attention-to-detail throughout the process, we can ensure a superior end product. Having a mill dedicated to processing only mohair as well as being situated in the Eastern Cape, the heart of the world’s mohair producing area, will give SAMIL’s clients the assurance that every effort is made to provide the best possible raw material available. Apart from the standard commercial range of tops available, SAMIL also makes every effort in supplying speciality lots as per client’s requests and needs.  With our emphasis firmly focused in the mohair industry, special efforts are made to supply speciality lots of tops at the request of clients. Having access to a specialised sorting department, SAMIL is willing to resort hair to clients requirements and then combing speciality lots as small as 250 kgs. Offering lots guaranteed from source to spinner is also a service offered and SAMIL is prepared to have such lots certified at client’s request.Find Out More