The alpaca belongs on the roof of the world - in the Andes mountains, where it has adapted to the harsh climate with a fantastic, thick fur coat that insulates against both cold and heat. Contrary to sheep's wool, which insulates because it can hold lots of air between the individual fibers, the alpaca fibers insulate because each individual fiber is hollow and filled with air, thus maintaining the temperature.
Technically, the alpaca does not have wool, but hair, which makes the fibers smooth, supple and flexible. This means that an alpaca scarf falls beautifully, soft and shiny - and can be used by most wool allergy sufferers.
Our scarves are exclusively produced in Baby Alpaca. The quality is determined by how thin and fine the individual fiber is, and therefore has nothing to do with the age of the animal. The fibers are carefully sorted after cutting, with some of the finest fibers being labeled Baby Alpaka.
We work exclusively with Baby Alpaca from Peru, where the vast majority of the population lives naturally and where, over generations, the craft of turning the raw fiber into beautiful textiles of very high quality has been refined.