Supplies in Beijing

Wansha Cashmere Store

Selling a wide range of local yarns this shop is very close to Wangfujing.Ground Floor, No 14-2,
Deng Shi Kou Da Jie
Dong Cheng District 万纱经典纺织品
北京市东城区灯市口大街14- 2号
Tel: 65127090  

Wool City Market

 Qing He Mao Fang Cheng  Here you will also find a wide variety of local yarns which you can buy by the kilo. Take Badaling Expressway and get off at exit 6 (Qing He). 'Wool Spinning City' building. There is a Macdonalds at the bottom of this 5 floor building.清河毛纺城 地址:八达岭高速,小营出口出来,一直往北,路右手边有个牌子。在第一个红绿灯左转,开到麦当劳的楼(毛纺城就在这个楼里)。 电话:6294 5446 

Useful translations

Below is a list of some common Chinese characters used for labeling yarn:        
棉花  (mián hua) cotton             
丝光棉 (sī guāng mián) mercedised cotton 
亚麻 (yà má) linen      
大麻 (dà má) hemp       
羊毛 (yáng máo) 毛 (ào máo) wool, australian wool      
小羊毛 ( xiǎo yáng máo) lambswool
新羊毛 (xīn yáng máo) new wool, virgin wool           
美丽奴羊毛 (měi lì nú yáng máo) merino wool 
雪兰毛 (xǔe lán máo) shetland wool
丝 (sī), 真丝 (zhēn sī) silk 
羊 绒 (yáng róng) 开士米 (kāi shì mǐ) cashmere 
驼 羊 毛 (tuó yáng máo) alpaca wool 
驼 毛 (tuó máo) camel hair 
马海毛 (mǎ hǎi máo)  mohair
安哥拉羊毛绒 (ān gē lā yáng máo róng)  lamb mohair
安哥拉山羊毛 (ān gē lā shān yáng máo) goat mohair 
安哥拉兔毛 (ān gē lā tù máo)
兔毛 (tù máo) angora
竹纤 (zhú xiān)  bamboo
竹纤维 (zhú xiān wéi) bamboo yarn 
大豆纱线 (dà dòu shā xiàn) soy bean yarn 
牛奶纱线 (niú nǎi shā xiàn) milk protein yarn
东丽绒 (dōng lì róng), acrylic fiber “Toraylon”,made by a Japanese company TORAY 
纤维 (xiān wéi) viscose 
尼龙 (ní lóng) nylon 
人造丝 (rén zào sī) rayon 
锦 纶, 金纶 (jīn lún) polyamide 
晴 纶 (qíng lún) acrylic 
涤纶 (dí lún ) polyester fibre, dacron