SAMIL is involved in all aspects of the mohair industry. We aim to provide sustainable, affordable, superior quality products to the world, showcasing not only the product but also the industry, country of origin and individuals participating in the production and processing of this natural fibre. To achieve this, we pride ourselves in being a dynamic and innovative team that embraces change and progress to ensure a bright and robust future.
In Port Elizabeth, South Africa, the centre of the world’s mohair industry, a textile trading company from Bradford, UK, opened a subsidiary company called International Mohair Topmakers (PTY) Ltd. This became the origin of SAMIL.
Over the years, we moved from greasy mohair purchasing to commission combing both abroad and in South Africa, before opening our very own combing mill, Border Combing Company in 1987, now known as SAMIL Combing.
1992 was the year that South African Mohair Industries Limited (SAMIL) was officially formed. Primarily a mohair trader and processor, SAMIL’s ambitions have reached far beyond this activity, and we now see ourselves as the link between mohair producers, processors and consumers, and as pioneers of the future of South African mohair.
SAMIL Spinning (Pty) Ltd was opened in 1994, together with a dyeing plant, SAMIL Dyeing. After that, we also established SAMIL Farming (Pty) Ltd, a farming unit created to strengthen our already close partnerships with the angora farming community. Put together,these entities enable us to now offer an all-encompassing service.