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Piacenza Cashmere Collection
It takes a single cashmere goat one year to produce enough raw material for one cashmere scarf! The robust Cashmere goat has adapted and survived for centuries on the mountains and plateaus of the Far East, mainly in the Himalayas, Northern China and Mongolia.
As a result of a unique combination of dietary and geographic conditions in this region, the Cashmere goat has evolved into the world's most productive suppliers of cashmere fibre.
With a lifespan of approximately seven years, the Cashmere goat grows its special fleece to protect it from the extreme cold of the winter (which can fall as low as minus 40 degrees). The fleece comprises course hairs but also a soft undercoat of very fine hairs. It is this undercoat of finer hairs that provides the raw material for Cashmere. The fibres are collected during the moulting season, during which the goats shed their hair naturally .
If you are looking for top quality cashmere garments today, where better to look than Italy! The Piacenza family, based in Biella at the foot of the Italian Alps, has been producing some of the world's finest cashmere garments for over 270 years.
Producing to the highest quality standards, the company sources its prized Cashmere exclusively from the Alashan area. This western Inner Mongolia Province of China is home to the world's finest cashmere, having an unrivalled softness and ease of handling. The high quality fabric depends on the ability to choose the finest wool. After shearing, Piacenza selects only the best wool suitable for weaving at its plant in Northern Italy, using state-of-the-art machine tools - the result of several centuries of fine-tuned manufacturing processes. In addition, hand-picked thistles are used to treat the fabric. Consequently, Piacenza counts Armani, Versace and Hugo Boss among its clients.