The farms involved in the project
There are four farms involved in Loro Piana's “Gift of Kings®” project, two in Australia and two in New Zealand. A total of 37,000 sheep are tended to with the utmost care by families who have devoted their lives to producing the finest wool in the world.
Location: Walcha, New South Wales, Australia - 500 km north of Sydney
Name: PYRENEES PARK
Location: Lexton, Central Victoria, Australia – 1,000 km south west of Sydney (160 km north of Melbourne)
Name: SOMERTON PARK
Location: Yaldhurst, Canterbury, New Zealand - 400 km south west of Wellington
Location: Maungati, Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand - 600 km south west of Wellington
A new Loro Piana ExcellenceThe Gift of Kings®: this was the name Merino wool was known by in eighteenth century Europe, when the King of Spain gifted it to the Elector of Saxony and the r...
The Gift Of Kings®: the projectWool, the oldest natural fibre known to man, has been taken to an exceptional level of fineness and quality. Measuring only 12 microns, this wool is finer than ...
One of nature’s treasuresThe Merino breed of sheep, which produces the finest quality wool, is also thought to be the oldest breed, evolving from species that lived in the wild centurie...
A unique fibre for exclusive productsAustralia is home to around 75 million sheep, only 18 million of which produce wool finer than 19 microns. In New Zealand there are 32 million sheep, but only 2...