Lavinia cashmere throw is part of the collection exclusively hand made for C&C Milano by San Patrignano weaving department. San Patrignano is a community, founded in 1978, that offers people with drug addition a path to rehab teaching them high skilled artisanal jobs. Every day in the weaving workshop operates 40 young ladies on manual wooden looms to create unique and bespoke accessories and fabrics using only the highest quality yarns. C&C Milano decided to team up with this centre of excellence to create a luxury and exclusive collection of cashmere and wool throws and blankets.
Lavinia, with its icy tones of grey, is a light textured cashmere throw, extremely soft and airy, made precious by an hand embroidered décor on the short sides.
Lavinia comes in 55“ x 78“ size with 1" fringes on the short sides.
Cashmere is a selected fiber from small goats raised in Asia; the best fibers come from Iran, Mongolia, Tibet and Afghanistan. Its name derives from the historical region of Kasmir, situated between India, Pakistan and China. Cashmere is smooth, silky and velvety, giving a warm and fluffy feeling on the skin. This esteemed fiber is obtained by combing the soft undercoat of the goats by hand during the moulting season in the spring time; the estimated production per animal per year is only about 150 gram. Commonly associated with wool like fibers, cashmere has instead unique strength properties together with a more luminous and smooth surface and is over three times more insulating than sheep wool.