Adopt a Cashmere Goat in Italy

Adopt a kid at Chianti Cashmere

Adopt a kid at Chianti Cashmere

I’m pleased to share with you an opportunity to adopt your very own cashmere goat in Italy from Chianti Cashmere. You may remember my mentioning Chianti Cashmere before when we talked about whether you can shave goats for their hair.

Nora Kravis runs a cashmere goat farm in the Chianti region of Tuscany — yes, that is also where Chianti wine is made. She left Long Island, NY in 1972, studied veterinary medicine in Italy, and rebuilt a Tuscan farmhouse from a pile of rocks way before Frances Mayes ever starting dreaming “Under the Tuscan Sun.”

Now Nora has a bustling agriturismo where she hosts guests and also runs a farm shop and sells products made from her goats’ cashmere fiber.

She also runs courses and provides opportunities for various group events involving knitting, spinning, and more.

And now, Nora also offers you the opportunity to adopt one of her goats:

For a yearly cost of €uros 100,00 you can adopt your kid from our photo gallery, choose his or her name, and in exchange receive a gift in Sustainable Cashmere yarn, scarf, shawl, throw or any other product available in our shop (or ordered on-line) of equal retail value, to be shipped to the address you indicate, and over the course of the year you will receive regular ‘progress reports’ about your kid/kids.

And if you happen to be in the area, Nora is opening up Chianti Cashmere to the public this Monday, April 25, 2011, which is “Pasquetta” in Italy — Easter Monday, but literally “Little Easter” when people tend to go out into the countryside and have picnics and such.

So if you’re still looking for something to do for Pasquetta, why not go visit Nora and pick out your goat in person?

Buona Pasqua a tutti!
Happy Easter to all (who celebrate)!

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2 Responses to “Adopt a Cashmere Goat in Italy”
  1. Lori Nimmer

    Dear Nora,

    I have recently spent the last 5 months on Long Island on a healing journey. In my quiet moments I kept getting the message, “cashmere goats long island”. So, finally this morning I googled “cashmere goats” and scrolled to find your website. I would love to know everything I can about these gorgeous creatures and I always thought I could reinvent myself to everyday “begin again”. I would love to visit and learn and invest in what this could mean for my future. Please let me know if this is a possibility. In sincere appreciation of your efforts and entrepreneurship!!!


  2. michelle

    Hi Lori, this is Michelle, who wrote about Nora – you can visit Nora’s site to get in touch with her directly! Best of luck!


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