Vicuña, Baby Cashmere
FAE5648 / Made in Italy
Baby cashmere is Loro Piana’s exclusively fibre obtained from the underfleece of Capra hircus kids.
Incomparably soft, light and precious, baby cashmere is 15% finer than even the finest cashmere from adult goats.
Baby cashmere is available in extremely limited quantities since it can only be gathered once in a lifetime from each kid, making it one of Loro Piana’s rarest offerings.
This highly prized fibre exists today primarily due to Loro Piana’s pioneering spirit and creative enterprise. Ultimately, it is the fulfilment of a dream in establishing a new frontier of excellence.
Vicuña, the finest animal fibre that can be found in the wild, is Loro Piana’s most exclusive offering.
Known as The Fibre of the Gods, this golden, ultra-soft fleece derives from a small member of the camel family that lives wild in the Andes: the vicuña.
A vicuña can only be sheared once every two years, and a total of five times during their life. The extreme rarity of the material has made the species vulnerable to poachers who try to obtain their prized fleece.
Due to Loro Piana’s tireless efforts to protect and nurture this extraordinary creature, the once threatened vicuña population has slowly recovered and is now thriving in Peru and Argentina.