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Experience Vicuna: The finest animal fiber in the world
Once reserved exclusively for royalty, Vicuña fiber, with its gorgeous golden color, is considered the finest natural fiber in the world. In the 20th century, Marlene Dietrich, Nat King Cole and Greta Garbo valued the incredibly soft touch of Vicuña.
The Vicuña is one of two wild South American camelids, which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes; the other being the Guanaco. It is a relative of the llama, and is now believed to be the wild ancestor of domesticated Alpacas who are raised for their coats.
In order to use this fiber in the textile industry, Kuna works together with the Andean communities who watch over this splendid camelid in the wild Andean plateaus. After it has been sheared using ancient methods that do not harm the animal, the fiber is combed entirely by hand. This process allows us to create garments of unequalled beauty. To own a garment with the Kuna label means to posses something from nature, in its purest state.
Each Vicuna item comes in a wooden box and includes a CITES certificate proving the fiber came from government controlled shearing operations on live animals.
Learn more about the reason why vicuna products are so expensive by reading this interesting article in the Wall Street Journal about Vicuna fiber and products.