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.