A SCOTS-BASED fabric company is producing the world’s most expensive cloth.
It has taken the prestigious company five years to gather enough of the special yarn, and another year and a half for them to develop the unique cloth.
And even though it will cost over £3000 a yard for the rare fabric, the firm are bracing themselves for orders to come flooding in.
One of the first to place an order for a £35,000 suit is the mega-rich King of Morocco.
A rare and extremely shy animal, the llama only produces tiny amounts of very fine wool and can only be shorn every three years.
The Scots firm has revealed they have enough material to make just 18 of the ultra-expensive suits, and wealthy customers will only have a choice of three colours to choose from – black, midnight and natural.
Ross Greenshields, Holland and Sherry’s sales marketing manager, said: “There are other Vicuna fabrics on the market, but we have woven the world’s first 100 per cent worsted spun Vicuna fabric – it is unique, it is original, it is exclusive and it is the most expensive cloth in the world.
“We went to the next level. If you picture feeling cashmere – and cashmere feels fantastic – this feels finer.
“Even if you’re not in the business, you could tell the difference – it really is a stand out fabric.”
Recently the Borders company has clothed both Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman in the hit movie Australia, as well as having their cloth used in Harry Potter, Moulin Rouge, Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 and prison film The Green Mile.
British movie stars Kiera Knightely and Sienna Miller have been seen around town wearing Holland and Sherry attire, while top designers Versace and Thom Browne are also regular customers of the Borders-based firm.