The ancient and precious Vicuña was called the fleece of the gods by the Incas and was worn only by the royal family. Vicuña is the smallest of the camelid animals and was at risk of extinction until recently. Today the remaining 180,000 vicuña live wild in official reserves in the high Andes in South America. An adult produces only 200 grams of very fine (11-12 microns) wool every two years. The blend of the most expensive animal fibre in the world, vicuña, with the correspondingly precious West Indian Sea Island cotton leads to this singular, unparalleled yarn.
Each kilogram of cotton is subject to stringent quality control by the WISICA organization after which it receives a certificate of authenticity.