The world’s finest fibre, historically accessible only to the Inca Emperors, has been available to the rest of the world for many years now.
The reason behind the price is the scarce availability.
The vicuna is courteously sheared only 4 or 5 times in a lifetime, exclusively in spring, and each animal produces just about 200 grams of fibre, which can take up to two years to grow back.
Thankfully this beautiful animal is not anymore at risk of extinction, and I am very pleased to be able to present this fibre in my collection. My long-term aim is to increase its production and availability, making its notorious quality more accessible, all the while supporting the growth of job opportunities for the people of the Andes, an area in South America where I have travelled to, the culture which I have fallen in love with and the place where I have first discovered for myself the “Fibre of the Gods”.