A wool like none other
The Loro Piana label is celebrating its tenth year making knits from baby cashmere
Vast arid spaces, blistering in the summer, frigid in the winter. It’s in places like this that nature produces its most remarkable species, flora and fauna that have evolved to thrive in hostile environments. Like the Capra hircus goats of the Helen Mountains in Inner Mongolia, whose wool frows in two layers: a coarse outer mantle protecting a fine, delicate under fleece. After working with local breeders, Pier Luigi Loro Piana, the heir of the knitwear label founded by his grandfather in 1924, decided to separate the kid wool, which is even finer than that of the adult animals. Each kid can be shared only once, yielding just 30 grams of a sublimely soft, warm, resistant fiber.
To celebrate ten years of making top-quality knits from this extraordinary wool, Loro Piana has released the ultra-luxurious “Baby Cashmere Jubilee” capsule collection. For women, it includes two turtleneck sweaters and a bomber in immaculate white – in homage to the purity and perfection of the raw material.