SAN ANGELO, Texas - A continued increase in the demand for mohair carpet in 2011 has created a stabilized situation for the first time in the 47-year history of the Mohair Council of America.

The organization has become self-sufficient, even when Angora goat inventory registered a decline in numbers and mohair production, said MCA President Justin Stieler, of Kerrville.

Sales from Christoval Carpets, a subsidiary of San Angelo-based Mohair Council of America, carried the organization to record profits last year, Stieler said. Before entering the floor-covering business several years ago, mohair was known only as a luxury item in the fashion world. From the San Angelo Standard Times.