Cashmere distributor eyes expansion

SMOOTH MOVES: Burrillville’s Alashan Cashmere Co. designs, markets and distributes cashmere products to a number of high-end boutiques. Pictured above is Donald Fox, left, co-owner of Alashan, in the company’s warehouse with Bob Romano. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
SMOOTH MOVES: Burrillville’s Alashan Cashmere Co. designs, markets and distributes cashmere products to a number of high-end boutiques. Pictured above is Donald Fox, left, co-owner of Alashan, in the company’s warehouse with Bob Romano. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS
The cashmere goats whose hair is used to make soft sweaters, scarves and baby blankets are found far from Rhode Island – in China, Mongolia, Iran and Afghanistan. But the Alashan Cashmere Co., which designs, markets and distributes the products crafted overseas, operates out of tight quarters in a former firehouse and the second floor…

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