Alpaca wool has a naturally insulating core, keeping you warm without weighing you down! And there are MANY more benefits of choosing Alpaca Wool over traditional Sheep's Wool. Some of the benefits; It takes color easily, so there are no toxic chemicals or processes needed to prepare the wool for dying. Also, Alpaca wool has no lanolin in it, which some people find irritating to their skin. Alpaca wool is super-soft, whereas sheep's wool can be scratchy. Alpacas are easy on the Earth, too - they belong to the Camel family, and they drink less water, so they are our eco-friendly buddies! Another interesting thing about Alpacas is they have TOES, not Hoofs, so they do less damage to the land they graze upon! Crazy stuff, right? There are a lot of other reasons, too, it makes for great reading!
Now to me, the best reason to buy Alpaca wool scarves from us, is that we can assure you these Alpacas are never harmed by their annual shearing, and the animals are valued and carefully cared for by their owners in South America. The weaving also is done by skilled Ecuadorian artisans. Fair Wages are earned by the weavers, affecting their whole family. Their weaving skills have been passed down from their elders, for generation upon generation, and your purchase enables that tradition to continue.
(One more thing... "Baby Alpaca Wool" means the "first shear", not the wool from a baby.)
Material - 90% Baby Alpaca / 10% Nylon
ONE SIZE - 13" x 70"
DRY CLEAN - only
A natural, hypoallergenic & sustainable material coming from the yearly shear of the eco-friendly Alpaca. The spun fibers are artisanally loomed into lustrous garments. Eco-friendly packaging whenever possible, including biodegradable bags.