Made using 70% Superfine Alpaca and 30% Cotton. Manufactured & hand finished at source in South Africa.
• 100% Natural renewable fibre.
• Water & dirt resistant.
• Luxuriously warm
• Hand finished.
Care: Hand wash in warm water using mild detergent. Do not tumble dry. Do not bleach. If necessary, iron on very gentle/cool setting
Why Alpaca is so Special
Alpaca is a natural fibre which is shorn each year for the health
and well-being of the animal. Alpaca continue to grow fleece
throughout their lives making this a wonderful renewable
Alpaca yarn will ultimately degrade into the earth with no
negative impact. Man-made fibre shed microfibers every time
they are washed. These microfibers enter the food chain of every
level and have now been discovered in ice core samples in
Antarctica. They take an extremely long time to break down but
can never be considered a useful addition to our environment.
Alpaca is hypo-allergenic. Generally the remnants of lanolin on
sheep wool can cause on allergic reaction in some people.
Alpaca is completely free of lanolin. The "itch" thot is sometimes
felt in products made from animal fibre is usually a result of coarse
fibres which prickle the skin. Very fine micron alpaca, particularly if
it has been combed, does not cause this prickle.
Alpaca is wormer by weight thon other animal fibres as a result of
the microscopic air bubbles within each fibre. These air bubbles,
as well as the fineness of good quality alpaca, offer exceptional
Alpaca, although considered on expensive fibre, is durable and
long lasting if given proper care. Despite its extreme fineness, it is
stronger thon any other "wool". Garments made by the lnca
hundreds of years ago hove been found in near perfect
Alpaca fibre is extremely water resistant and will wick moisture
away from your body, keeping you more fresh and comfortable.
The scale structure of alpaca is smoother than sheep wool which
gives alpaca a soft silky feel and superior drape. Alpaca ore
gentle on the earth and hove an extremely low environmental
footprint. They extract maximum nutrition from their feed, do not
destroy the root structure of plants when grazing and flourish
despite demanding very little water.