The 10 Most Expensive Fabric in the World

The 10 Most Expensive Fabric in the World

Fabric is the material used to make garments. As one of the three elements of clothing, the fabric can not only interpret the style and characteristics of clothing but also influence the color and shape of clothing performance.

In the world of clothing, the fabrics of clothing are varied and change day by day. But on the whole, high-quality, high-grade fabrics, most of them have several characteristics such as comfortable to wear, sweat-absorbent and breathable, draping and bracing, noble, soft, and beautiful to the touch.

Production of clothing worn on formal social occasions, it is appropriate to choose pure cotton, pure wool, pure silk, and pure linen products. With these four pure natural texture fabric production of clothing, most of the higher grade. Sometimes, wearing clothing made of pure leather is also allowed. Today, I will introduce you to the world’s most expensive ten fabrics.

Fabric Name Fabric Price
Scabal Fabric $5,759 per meter and $1,755 per foot
Japanese Denim Fabric costs around $2,000 for a pair
Burmese Lotus Flower Silk Fabric $6,000 for a Lotus Jacket
Mulberry Silk Fabric $100 per yard
Leopard Fur Fabric $8,000 for a meter of leopard fur
Cervelt Fabric $1,500 for each pair
Baby Cashmere Fabric The retail price is $15.00
Shahtoosh Fabric $5,000 for shawls
Guanaco Wool Fabric Between $25,000 and $35,000 for a jacket
Vicuna Wool Fabric $50,000 for a bespoke
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Scabal Fabric



Since the Industrial Revolution, the British textile industry has been at the forefront of the world’s textile industry, and Scabal is the best of the best. Scabal sources only the best raw materials, the comfort of superfine wool, the softness of cashmere, the elegance of silk, the fine spinning and the final finishing process, the “paper press”, to ensure that any fabric is worthy of the reputation of “Scabal” as the king of fabrics.

Scabal’s 600 employees work like goldsmiths to produce hundreds of fabrics each season, accumulating 5,000 fabrics over the years to meet the needs of customers worldwide for luxury fabrics. As a rule, only those distributors who have undergone rigorous vetting are allowed to sell Scabal fabrics. Likewise, you will only see the Scabal “lion with crown” logo and the original Scabal material card in a competent custom store.

The Scabal credo is: “We never cut costs when it comes to source materials. ” That’s why Scabal has always been regarded as the supplier of the most luxurious menswear. it is one of the most luxurious fabrics in the world. 

Japanese Denim Fabric

Japanese Denim

Japan has been experimenting with textile dyeing for a long time, even before the advent of denim. The rich history goes back hundreds of years to the beginning of the production of kimono fabrics. Because of this history, many Japanese denim manufacturers have taken the trouble to experiment with colors, creating new details like blue weft and warp black, or different natural prints.

Burmese Lotus Flower Silk Fabric

Burmese Lotus Flower Silk

The soft and delicate lotus silk and the unique technique have made lotus silk fabric a unique product in the current Vietnamese high-end clothing market. Speaking of the unique lotus silk fabric, it is necessary to mention the excellent artist Phan Thi Thuan, who wholeheartedly researched and created this unique, nature-friendly, and environmentally friendly product.

After three years of dedicated research, Phan Thi Thuan, an excellent artist in Vung Sa commune, Hanoi-Meadow district, has successfully developed a new product of lotus silk. For her, these lotus threads are precious because she has put a lot of effort and time into them. In particular, the lotus silk has brought the traditional silk industry village of Meidu to a higher level of development.

Pan Thi Shun introduced that the lotus silk yarn rolling process is very complicated and meticulous. After the lotus stems are harvested from the lotus pond, they are washed twice with water to remove the mud and thorns.

When the lotus stems are clean, the yarn will be clean and beautiful. To obtain the lotus yarn, Pan’s Shun uses a razor to cut around the lotus stem, twists it by hand, pulls out the fibers inside, and rolls it into the lotus yarn hand. If the cut is too deep, the fibers inside the lotus stem will be cut, so a very skilled and delicate hand is needed.

After the thread is rolled into a tube, it is hung on a bobbin and spun into fabric. Pan’s Shun says, “Any lotus stem can draw lotus silk, but young stems, semi-ripe stems, flower stalks, and bud stalks draw better-looking, softer fibers, and more fibers, making it easier to make lotus silk.”

In the beginning, the artist Pan’s Shun encountered many difficulties because the lotus silk was so fine and soft that, despite being rolled into thread, it broke when hung on the spinning machine because lotus silk is a pure plant and not as tough as silk. The first piece of woven lotus silk cloth is not as good as expected, there are many seams, too much effort, and thread, and the fabric is not soft. Therefore, she continued to research and improve it.

Many days later, based on the traditional spinning machine, a new special spinning machine for lotus silk was introduced. All the processes of making lotus silk require skill and delicacy. It takes 4800 lotus stems to weave a lotus silk scarf that is 1 meter 7 long and 25 cm wide.

However, a skilled worker can only extract a 300-meter-long bunch of lotus silk from 250 to 300 lotus stems a day. It takes about a month to make a scarf. Because of the complicated and laborious process, the price of products made from lotus silk is quite high, with an average lotus silk scarf costing more than VND5 million. Because of the high price, at present, the products are mainly supplied to high-end consumers and foreign customers.

Tao Khanh micro, a customer who has used lotus silk scarves, shares her feelings about the product, “Silk is soft, but lotus silk is even softer, so lotus silk fabric feels soft and delicate, not wrinkled, and slightly elastic, and I like it very much when I use it.”

Having spent a lifetime with silk threads, artist Pan Thi Soon is passing on his enthusiasm and experience to the next generation. Currently, Phan Thi Thuan runs a class with 70 students, teaching them how to draw lotus silk. The student, Nguyen Thi Thuan, said, “The artist, Phan Thi Thuan, is very enthusiastic and careful in teaching us.

At first, our hands were very raw, but she encouraged us and carefully taught us how to draw silk, so after learning how to draw silk, we were all very happy and tried to practice and familiarize ourselves to draw faster and more.”

Lotus silk is pure and elegant silk. The products woven with lotus silk have the fragrance of lotus flowers and are so soft and delicate that no silk is comparable. Phan Thi Thuan’s wish is not only to produce lotus silk scarves but also to make lotus silk ao dai that contains the essence of Vietnamese traditional culture.

Mulberry Silk Fabric

Mulberry silk

Mulberry silk, is a long continuous fiber made by the silkworm when the cocoon secretion silk liquid solidification, also known as “natural silk”, many manufacturers are also known as “silk cotton”.

It is the same as wool, is one of the earliest users of animal fiber, according to the different food, and is divided into mulberry silkworm, Quercus sericea, cassava silkworm, and camphor silkworm, willow silkworm, and silkworms.

Mulberry silk is smooth, soft, lustrous, warm in winter, and cool in summer, with a unique “silk sound” phenomenon when rubbed, has good extensibility, good heat resistance, is not resistant to saltwater immersion, should not be treated with chlorine bleach or detergent.

Mulberry silk is the best raw material for making silk quilts, and the silk quilts made of mulberry silk are not only soft and snug, warm and breathable, but also have green and healthy characteristics. Moreover, silk is 1.5 times more hygroscopic than cotton and 1.8 times more hygroscopic than wool, so it can keep the balance of skin moisture and has a good healing effect on the elderly with dry skin.

Leopard Fur Fabric

Leopard Fur Fabric

Leopard Fur Fabric, as the name implies, is a plush and warm sweater fabric like “Leopard Fur”, not the down from the fur animal mink. It is a new type of fabric, plush, colorful, smooth, light and strong, warm.

The sweater jacket woven with it is elegant and luxurious and is the ideal winter wear. Compared with other chemical fiber wool yarns, mink wool yarn has the characteristics of thick pile, glossy color, smooth feel, softness, and warmth. The winter clothing made from it, such as sweaters and coats, is elegant and has a good cold-weather ability.

Cervelt Fabric

Cervelt Fabric

DOUGLAS CREEK in Tauranga, New Zealand’s North Island, has developed an ultra-fine natural fiber called CERVELT, which is made from New Zealand’s winter red deer fur and is finer and smoother than cashmere, allowing it to be used to weave fabrics. The fiber is 13 microns in diameter, compared to cashmere’s 15.5 microns. It can also be dyed.

Baby Cashmere Fabric

Baby Cashmere Fabric

Baby Cashmere is a thin, curved fiber that contains a lot of air and forms an air layer that defends against foreign cold air and preserves body temperature from decreasing. Baby Cashmere is much finer than wool, and the outer scales are finer and smoother than wool, making it lighter, softer, and more resilient. It is particularly suitable for undergarments, and when worn close to the body, it is light, soft, supple, smooth, and very comfortable, unmatched by any fiber.

Baby Cashmere is a rare and special animal fiber (different from sheep’s wool) and is a precious textile material, called “diamond of fiber” and “soft gold” abroad.

Because the Kashmir region in Asia was historically the distribution center for Baby Cashmere exported to Europe, the international custom is to call it “Baby Cashmere”. Baby Cashmere is the fleece combed from goats, and the best quality is that produced by goats. The washed velvet is combed to remove the coarse hair, dead hair, and skin flakes from the velvet, which is called hairless velvet.

Baby Cashmere has three colors: white, green, and purple, of which white is the most precious. Baby Cashmere is a thin layer of fine fleece that grows on the skin of goats and covers the roots of their coarse wool. It grows in the winter when it is cold to protect against wind and cold and falls off in the spring when it is warm and adapts to the climate naturally.

Shahtoosh Fabric

Shahtoosh Fabric

SHAHTOOSH is the name of a beautiful and luxurious shawl. It is woven with “king of cashmere” Tibetan antelope fleece, Tibetan antelope adapt to the alpine climate, Tibetan antelope fleece is light, soft and thin, elastic, and warmth, because of its expensive price is called “soft gold”, a Shahtoosh in Europe and the United States market price up to tens of thousands of dollars.

The light and soft shawl can easily pass through a ring, so it is also called a “ring shawl”. Women’s shawls are usually 2 meters long, 1 meter wide and weigh about 100 grams, while men’s shawls are usually 3 meters long and 1.5 meters wide. A Tibetan antelope produces about 100 to 150 grams of fleece.

The technique of making shatush comes from Kashmir, which was mentioned in Xuanzang’s travels during the Tang Dynasty as producing a very soft shawl, probably shatush. For centuries, it was customary in the northern provinces of India to save up to buy a shawl for their daughters as a most valuable dowry.

From the 1870s onwards, the noblewomen and landowners of Europe began to wear cashmere shawls on their shoulders, and the best shawls from Kashmir were a symbol of their status, the lighter and softer the more precious, and “shatush” was one of the best. It is said that Napoleon once gave a shawl to his mistress Josephine, who liked it so much that she bought 40 more.

Guanaco Wool Fabric

Guanaco Wool Fabric

Guanaco is an even-hoofed animal that grows in the highlands of the Andes. It has long been domesticated by the Indians and is used as a pack animal. Its meat is edible and its long hair can be woven into a variety of woolen fabrics, making it a favorite of the local people and is featured in the national emblem of Peru.
In the international market, the price of cloth made from Guanaco wool is currently as high as US$1,000 per square meter, second only to silk. This is why the Guanaco is called the “golden camel”. Currently, the Peruvian government has decided to create a national coalition dedicated to the protection of the alpaca.

Vicuna Wool Fabric

Vicuna Wool Fabric

The Vicuna wool is known as the “material of the gods”. The Vicuna, also known as the baby alpaca, is a completely wild, herd-dwelling animal that was once considered sacred by the Inca Empire.

At such high altitudes, the weather is cold and windy, and oxygen is much thinner than at lower altitudes. The annual production of camel hair is less than 5,000 kilograms, and on average, a pullover sweater requires about 6 Vicuna fibers, and a coat requires 35 Vicuna.

Therefore, in the past, clothes made from Vicuna wool were a luxury treat for Peruvian royalty. The fineness of Vicuna wool is 14 microns on average, while the fineness of cashmere is known to be around 15.5 microns, and the fineness is fine, smooth, and shiny, and the production is also small.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which fabric is most expensive?

The Vicuna’s natural habitat is in South America, and its fur is known as the “God-given fiber”. During the Inca civilization, which began around 1200 AD, Vicuna fabric was reserved for kings and was the most expensive fabric in the world, and the entire region participated in seasonal vicuña ceremonies.

2. What is the finest fabric in the world?

Scabal was founded in 1938 and its factory is located in the U.K. Scabal is known in the tailoring industry as the finest fabric that money can buy.

Scabal is recognized as the best fabric in the world. Since the Industrial Revolution, the British textile industry has been at the forefront of the world’s textile industry, and Scabal is one of the best manufacturers of Scabal Weaving, sourcing the best raw materials.

With the comfort of superfine wool, the softness of cashmere, the elegance of silk, the fine weave, and the unique “Paper Press” technology at the end of the process, SCABAL can ensure that any fabric is worthy of the “Paper Press” technology.

The final process of “Paper Press” technology ensures that any fabric is worthy of the name “King of Fabrics”. At the same time, SCABAL plays the role of the initiator of major technological breakthroughs in fabrics.

3. What is the luxurious fabric?

Luxury fabrics are high-quality fabrics produced under careful supervision on complex looms, often requiring extensive handwork. The best example of this is the fabrics we see on the runway – high fashion fashions are defined by the unique fabrics used to create a striking look.

Once any fabric made from rare fibers, such as silk, cashmere, or Egyptian cotton, was considered a “luxury” item. Today, it’s more about the subtleties of the design than the actual composition. Embroidered lace, sequin tulle, fringed chiffon, appliquéd wool, laser-cut silk, or cotton – are just some of the fabrics that fall into the realm of luxury.

There are also highly engineered materials that come in a wide variety of designs and take the overall concept of fabric to a whole new level of performance. Many of these lend themselves to a high fashion look.

4. What is the rarest fabric?

Vicuña is one of the rarest and sought-after fabrics in the world. Its raw materials come from the camelids of South America living in the Andes Mountains, and its fur is called the “coat of the gods”. This fabric is warm, durable, and stylish to wear. It is particularly precious because the animal has a very small population and is a protected wild species.