Scabal develops its special fabrics by selecting the rarest and most luxurious fibers, as for example gold, diamond fragments, Super 250’S or Vicuña. These very high quality-fabrics are brought out in limited editions, in between seasons.
Now it has continued the innovation and produced a vicuna jacketing line, a 97 per cent worsted vicuna and 3 per cent silk blend.
“We blended Vicuna with the silk to give the yarn more stability and strength in the spinning process” says Nora Kraemer of Scabal’s Fabric Design Department. “Vicuna fibres are very short and fine, therefore difficult to spin.”
Sorted by hand “It is difficult to spin worsted vicuna because the tightly-twisted fibres in the yarn have to be long – and vicuna hair is mostly very short. So the fleecy hair is sorted by hand, selecting only the longest fibres for the hi-tech worsted spinning process.” Previously, the 100 per cent vicuna jacketing fabric was only available in three colours – natural, black and blue.
Now, for the first time ever, Scabal has introduced different colours and designs.
This collection includes 10 designs, five herringbones and five windowpanecheck designs on a herringbone ground weave. All are in classical, timeless shades of brown, dark grey, green-grey, navy blue and black.