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Liv­ing life on the wild side is a good thing. Case in point, Loro Piana, a brand that spins magic yarn, known to mor­tals as baby cash­mere, out of the un­der-fleece of the goats of In­ner Mon­go­lia’s Alashan Moun­tains, where the win­ters are frigid and sum­mers swel­ter­ing. Baby cash­mere is har­vested just once in a goat’s life­time, be­fore it turns one year old and only in the month of June, when its pro­tec­tive outer layer of coarse fleece is nat­u­rally shed to re­veal the pre­cious fi­bre be­neath. The yarn was de­vel­oped over a decade by Pier Luigi Loro Piana – and only 2 tonnes are avail­able each year. Su­per soft, with a unique re­silience, tex­ture and dura­bil­ity, a piece of baby cash­mere is as breath­tak­ing as the view of the goats dot­ted on the slopes of the Mon­go­lian wilder­ness.

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