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Loro Piana's Latest Luxury Material - Lotus Fabric

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An ancient symbol of Buddhist culture, the lotus flower is being harvested in Southeast Asia by textile firms Samatoa and Loro Piana, to produce silky fabrics for clothing. Naturally waterproof and luxurious to touch, lotus flowers are proving a more eco-alternative to silk and cotton.
Loro Piana's Latest Luxury Material - Lotus Fabric

The lotus plant was mostly harvested for its seeds and leaves for use in medicines and as a source of food. But in recent years, the spiritual flower and its reedy stems have started being cut, dried and woven into exquisite textiles soft enough to rival the purities of silk and lightness of cotton.


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