MELBOURNE, Australia — A Victorian man has made the world’s most expensive silk mets, earning a staggering $3.2 million in two years.
Peter Molyneux is a famous silk maker in Australia who makes the mens silk panniers that have become the go-to wear for the world of menswear.
He opened his first stall in Melbourne in 2012 and is now one of Australia’s biggest sellers.
His business, Molynes Silk Panniers, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday.
The company is based in Melbourne’s CBD.
Mr Moly, who is the son of Australian silk exporter Alexander Molynieux, told ABC News he is a proud owner of the world record.
“I have owned the silk in the past and now it’s the silk I have been working on for two years,” he said.
Mr Sisyphean made his mark in the silk industry in the 1980s.
His father opened a silk mill in Melbourne.
His son started making silk pendants and handbags for wealthy Australians in the 1990s.
“The silk industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia,” Mr Sisiphean said.
“It’s a big part of our community.”
He is one part of a family who owns a huge empire of silk goods, including a gold and jewellery collection.
“We’ve got a great collection of silk and jewellies, a lot of jewellery and fine fashion,” Mr Moly said.
He said he’s delighted to be able to open his first store.
“Hopefully I can be part of the community in Melbourne and help the community a little bit,” he added.
“To be able do that and to be so proud to be a part of it, I think that’s something really special.”
Mr Sisympleux has made over 500,000 mets to date.
Mr Ester, a member of the Molyn’s family, said the family had invested a lot in the business.
“This is an incredible opportunity and we’ve spent a lot to make it happen,” he told ABC news.
“There’s a lot more people making silk than there ever was before and this is a huge investment for the family.”
Molyneus Silk Pampers opened in the CBD on Wednesday, with a full line of silk handbags, purses, t-shirts and other accessories.
It was the second stall in the Melbourne CBD this year.