# Where does Vicuna wool come from?
The Vicuna is an animal which looks a lot like a lama but is much slender. The vicuna is native to the Andes in South America. It is now an endangered species as a result of human activity and is now protected by an international convention.
# Why sell vicuna wool socks?
Vicuna wool is incredibly rare due to its exceptional softness! The species roams freely in its natural habitat as it does not breed well in captivity. They are captured, rounded up, sheared and then released. Around 4 to 6 tons of wool are produced each year. Mazarin has succeeded in getting hold of a small amount, proposing these extremely soft knee-highs.