Wrap Up in Warm Alpaca Fleece

fair trade alpaca fleece - blankets, scarves, gloves and shawlsSnuggle up this winter in something soft and warm. Alpaca fleece is world renowned for its unique softness, bringing all the benefits of sheep’s wool without itchiness.

Alpacas have been bred and domesticated for hundreds of years, thriving in small villages nestled in the foothills of the Andes. Alpacas are smaller than llamas, and are kept, not as pack animals, but for the purpose of providing fleece.

Peruvian herdsman shear alpaca fleece to be spun into a fine yarn which can be dyed a variety of colors and woven into intricate patterns by artisans.

fair trade alpaca fleece - blankets, scarves, gloves and shawlsfair trade alpaca fleece - blankets, scarves, gloves and shawls

These products are brought to you by artisan group Allpa. Translated from the Quechua language to mean, “earth,” Allpa supports artisan workshops throughout Peru, which are often family-run and the only source of income for the household.

fair trade alpaca fleece - blankets, scarves, gloves and shawls

Naturally hypoallergenic and flame-resistant, alpaca fiber is a great choice for fashion and home accessories alike. Pillows, blankets, hats, scarves and gloves are all just a little bit cozier when woven from alpaca’s fleece.

fair trade alpaca fleece - blankets, scarves, gloves and shawls

Whether you’re looking to warm up your indoor décor, or bundle up against the elements, consider alpaca fleece to achieve ultimate coziness.

 

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