If you’re anything like me, you have an appreciation for the finer things in life. Luxurious fabrics have a special place in my closet because of their comfort and quality, and you’ll usually find that with fabric, you get what you pay for.
With that in mind, here are the top universally expensive fabrics in the world:
- Vicuña Wool:
The most expensive wool in the world comes from the national animal of Peru: the Vicuña sheep. The reason for the exorbitant price tag is the rarity of the raw materials: Vicuña sheep can only be shorn every three years. The cost of this fabric ranges from $1,800 – $3,000 per yard.
2. Mulberry Silk:
This famous and royal silk fabric is luxuriously soft, and is the highest quality silk available for purchase. Mulberry silk is made from the cocoons of the Bombyx mori moth silkworms, which are fed only mulberry leaves. This results in beautiful silk fibers that are hypoallergenic and highly uniform in color and texture.
Though I do not support the practice of using real animal fur for ethical reasons, historically fur is the oldest and most luxurious fabric to be used throughout the ages. Leopard-printed furs are considered to be the most expensive – however, today you can find many high-quality faux fur options that are animal-safe.
Linen was invented in ancient Egypt, and is created by weaving the fibers of flax seed stalks. Flax is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, giving this luxurious fabric a rich history as well as a reputation for decadence and comfort!