Dormeuil are proud to announce, after many years of research, combined with travel to distant lands in search of the most exotic fibres, a completely new concept in luxury fabric, Guanashina, a blend of three precious and rare fibres expressing the ultimate essence of luxury.
Once in a lifetime, a cloth is created which is so unique, so inimitable, so peerless, that it transcends any superlative used to describe it. Never in the history of luxury fabrics has such a creation ever been contemplated, let alone achieved.
The story of the three fibres is, in itself, a tale encompassing traditions and cultures, from the uplands of Ladakh on the Roof of the World in northern India, to the deserts of inner Mongolia, and the Andes Mountain of Peru.
Kid Pashmina : flee exclusively from the underbelly of the kid Pashmina goat, jealously guarde by the Moguls for its silky softness and reserved for members of the Royal Family.
Dark tales are told of those who ignored the warning.
Baby Cashmere : The finest goats are bred only in inner Mongolia. The ancient Chinese guarded their secret well, to achieve the maximum length of fibre the baby animal is combed only once for its soft under-fleece when it is a year and a half old.
Guanaco: since time immemorial used for cornation robes of the Royal Incas symbolizing their majesty and power. A member of the llama family, today the guanaco is herded by Indian nomads on the high plateau of the Andes Mountains. Only the hair of the young animal, Chulengo, is selected.
These, then, are the elements of Guanashina. Combine the elements with fine cloth maker’s skills, skills honed to perfection over centuries of practice in England, and “the most luxurious cloth in the world”, Guanashina, is created. A cloth of unsurpassed natural beauty , suppleness, and warmth.
Although great care is taken to obtain the purest of raw materials, only about 30% of the fibres will be selected for their length and fineness. This judicious selection means that only fabric, for less than two hundred garments world wide, will be produced.