Not that anyone I know can afford it – all the same pass it on to those who can!
Shahtoosh [Persian for “King of Wool”] is considered to be the softest, warmest wool. This fiber, [prized by the high fashion industry, and called a ring shawl because a shawl can pass through a wedding band] has an uncanny ugliness, which overrides its uncanny beauty. Unlike sheep wool, Shahtoosh can’t be sheared. The Tibetan antelope that this fiber comes from, has to be killed, and the fiber pulled out from its pelt. Each 2m x 1m shawl costs thousands of dollars, and about three antelope lives.
More humane [and cheaper] options: Pashmina and Cashmere.
AFTER (The Beauty and the Beast)
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