MANUFACTURING: Stroock's Fleece

High in the Andes dwells the vicuña, an undersized member of the camel family. Fast as the antelope, agile as the chamois, the goatish little vicuña, which lives only at altitudes over 12,000 ft., has to be killed to be captured—otherwise he spits in your eye and runs away.

Some 4,000 miles from Arequipa, Peru, where the fine under-hairs of the vicuña's fleece bring around $14 a pound, dwells Sylvan I. Stroock. His S. Stroock & Co., Inc. of New York is the leading U. S. manufacturer of rare expensive fabrics—camel's hair, llama, cashmere...

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