Loro Piana uses the rarest Mongolian cashmere; they helped discover baby cashmere. Each baby kid is combed from the fleece before its 12 months; and it can only be collected once. Each kid produces no more than 30 grams of usable fiber. Collecting fleeces takes over one month.
Loro Piana focuses on tradition and quality thus, a Loro Piana cashmere t-shirt is $825.
But if you love cashmere and quality and are a bit overcome by the price, try J. Crew.
J. Crew uses Loro Piana cashmere yarn for its sweaters. And their cashmere t-shirt is $188. The price difference? Among other things, manufacturing: Loro Piana sweaters are crafted in Italy, J.Crew’s in China.