The alpaca has adapted to the Andes’ harsh climate with its fantastic thick coat that provides insulation against both heat and cold and the fibres are also smooth, supple and flexible. As a result, even very thin plaids are warm – and can be used by the majority of people who are allergic to wool.
At Silkeborg Uldspinderi we work with alpaca from Peru, where the vast majority of the population of alpaca have their natural habitat. The skills of local artisans have been refined down through generations, thus enabling the raw fibres to be transformed into beautiful textiles of exceptional quality.
Composition: 100% worsted baby alpaca
Dimensions: 180 x 200cm
Care Instructions: Alpaca fibres are naturally dirt-repellent, so the majority of stains caused by juice, coffee, etc., can be prevented by carefully dabbing the surface with a dry cloth before the stain gets into the fibres. They are excellent at absorbing moisture and are to a certain extent self-cleaning. We, therefore, recommend airing our clothes on a frequent basis. However, we always recommend that you have your alpaca products dry-cleaned if larger stains or similar appear on them.