Lindsay and Philippa Cairns were pioneers farming angora goats. They were also early adopters of large scale bull beef farming. Then in 1989 they purchased a small weaving company right in the middle of Masterton. Here they make mohair and alpaca rugs with a soft downy finish which is achieved using a centuries old brushing technique using the dried teasels from the thistle plant. Products are sold throughout New Zealand and overseas, some even being exported to China.