Laughing Hens are able to offer exclusive Vicuna yarn for the ultimate in luxury. Vicuna is the softest, most highly valued material of the Andean. This sought after presentation box contains Vicuna yarn and a unique pattern to make an scarf from the softest, warmest, luxurious yarn available. The beautiful, soft warm texture of Vicuna in a subtle cinnamon brown colour will be a piece to own and cherish forever.
With a diameter of only 12.5 – 13 microns, Vicuna is the finest, rarest and most expensive natural fibre that exists in the world. Its insulating properties make it warmer than wool and much, much finer than cashmere, which has an average micron of 17. Availability of the fleece is extremely limited as each animal produces only 120 - 150 grams of fibre and is only allowed to be shorn every 2 years. The fleece of 6 Vicunas are required to create a single sweater, with the cost of a jacket being upwards of £20,000. Vicuna clothing was historically reserved for Inca royalty, has been worn by Nat King Cole, Marlene Dietrich and even Greta Garbo but is now available to all those who desire the ultimate in comfort and quality.