Scotland-based fabric weaver and cloth merchant Holland & Sherry has woven the world’s first 100 per cent worsted spun Vicuna fabric, the most luxurious and expensive in the world at over $4,000 per yard.
It took H&S five years to gather enough of the special yarn, and another year and a half to develop the unique cloth.
The material comes from the wool of the Vicuna lama which inhabits the high alpine reaches of the Andes.
A rare and extremely shy animal, the Vicuna only produces tiny amounts of very fine wool and can only be shorn every three years.
The company has just enough material to make 18 suits and each suit would cost more than $50,000. The king of Morocco has just ordered a piece. Why shouldn’t you?