Around the world there are many expensive items. In particular, in the fashion industry, prices are sometimes at an unimaginable number. So what makes the clothes or fashion accessories so expensive? Brand, design, … and sometimes even unique materials.
1.Baby Cashmere (Wool Cashmere)
Cashmere wool is a special fabric originating from Mongolia and China. People consider cashmere as the king of fabrics. However, not all cashmere wool has been created in such a way as Baby Cashmere.
The leading Italian fabric manufacturer, Loro Piana, has created a unique fabric. He used the hair of a young Hircus goat in Mongolia and northern China to produce Baby Cashmere. Each goat is only collected once only in its lifetime, following an extremely meticulous and rigorous process. Each individual Hircus goat only collected 80g of fiber, after screening selected, only about 30-40g was used. This type of filament is thinner than ordinary cashmere wool and produces a 20% softer fabric.
2. Len vicuna
Vicuna is a traditional fabric from the center of the Andes, South America. The vicuna wool is woven from the shoulders and neck of a camel without a vicuna. For a long time, the production process of this wool was only passed down in the Inca royal watch. Therefore, in the 20th century, when the nobility mastered this recipe, vicuna camels were hunted to the point of almost extinction.
Today, for the production of vicuna wool, many companies have poured their money and time into restoring this camel to get their fur. However, even when the vicuna camel is protected, the price of vicuna wool remains high in the sky. The reason is because vicuna is difficult to raise. Each bird only produces 500g of feathers annually and must wait 2 years to get the next coat. Currently, there are only 3 companies that exclusively manufacture vicuna wool in the world. A vicuna wool suit, priced at least $ 50,000, is limited in apparel and unique color.
3. Len shahtoosh
Len shahtoosh is a rare competitor that is able to compete with vicuna wool in terms of price and elaborate manufacturing process. Shatoosh wool is made from the fuzz of a Tibetan antelope and only top weavers in Kashmir are qualified to make products from this yarn. However, if a camel without a vicuna is preserved, the Tibetan antelope – the main raw material for making shatoosh wool – is on the verge of extinction. Many countries have banned the production and trade of shahtoosh wool. The current price of shahtoosh wool is about $ 5,000 for a scarf.
4. Diamond Chip (Fabric from diamond chips)
In 1938, a boss named Otto Hertz was setting up the Scabal textile factory and came up with a unique diamond rags called Diamond Chip. This precious fabric is made up of diamond chips mixed with Super 150s wool and silk. Scabal bones also created many other expensive fabrics, including 24k gold fabric, platinum or lapis lazuli.