Albertina Throw - White Multi - 100% Cashmere - Handcrafted in Italy
The 'Albertina' 100% cashmere throw contains 365 individual yarn colours - one for everyday of the year as no day has exactly the same colour as another. Named in honour of Albertina, the master craftswoman at Lanificio Arca, she has been perfecting the 'poetry in her hands' for the past five decades.
The throw is completely UPCYCLED from leftover A grade cashmere used in other items produced at our cashmere weavers. A true piece of timeless indulgence made with zero-waste for the conscious consumer looking for a piece of true Italian luxury for the home.
- 365 individual yarn colours
- Fringed ends
- Hand wash programme in washing machine
- Made in Italy (cashmere yarn & finished product) - Cashmere from Inner Mongolia
- One size (180cm x 140cm)
- Co-branded with name of Lanificio Arca
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- 100% Cashmere
Our cashmere is widely regarded as the finest in the world. It is so fine that 100.000 meters can be spun with just 1kg of yarn. The cashmere goats we use originate from Inner Mongolia where the climatic conditions lend themselves to producing finest cashmere in the world. From there the highest grade fibres arrive in Italy at Filatura di Trivero Srl in Gaglianico, where they are spun into yarn and traded to the most renowned weavers and luxury houses on the planet. Filatura di Trivero also create the highest quality cashmere blends such as our cashmere/silk, cashmere/linen, cashmere/wool. Together with our partner, Lanifico Arca, we weave the selected yarns into products that truly reflect our approach towards creating sustainable luxury accessories.
Like all hair, cashmere likes to be freshened up from time to time. Put the throw in the washing machine on a cold hand wash only program once or twice a year to ensure sure the fibers don't dry out and maintains a long life. Dry flat on a towel. Do NOT tumble dry.
Meet the Maker
Lanifico Arca – Cashmere Weavers
Our cashmere scarves and throws have been expertly crafted by the master weavers at Lanificio Arca, a 70 year old company based in Tuscany. They have been weaving the finest natural premium fibre yarns into fabrics since Cino Cini started his company in 1947. Third generation Cini family member, Marco, now leads their global business in producing the finest cashmere accessories for the most important Italian and French fashion houses. They have been instrumental in the development of our business and were our first artisan workshop to support our goal to preserve a Crafted Society.
Love it and will get another one. Everybody should have one. Stain proof, machine wash proof, itch proof. Oozes quiet classy quality.
I've never had a throw like this. It is softer than a baby's skin, so warm, but yet so light. I wrap it around me all year long. It is simply stunning. I also really like the philosophy behind the making - zero waste and upcycled.