Why is Alpaca Wool Special?
· Buttery softness – alpaca fibre has a long flat staple
· Doesn’t pill or bobble
· Exceptionally insulating hollow fibre 3 times warmer than ordinary wool
· Durable – improves with washing
· Natural and Hypoallergenic – little prickle factor and no lanolin
· Squashes to nothing and bounces back uncreased
Once treasured by Inca Royalty for its unique strength, lustre and slippery softness, Alpaca wool (or alpaca hair as it is also called) has a hollow fibre which renders it uniquely light and up to 30% warmer than the same weight of merino wool.
Alpaca wool has no lanolin content which together with an absence of the 'prickle factor' associated with ordinary wool makes it ideally suited for babies and sensitive skins. It is up to 4 times harder wearing than merino wool and does not tend to pill or ball. An alpaca sweater for example can last longer than a lamb’s wool or cashmere sweater. It also comes in at least 22 natural colours.
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If we were going to take just one item on holiday, backpacking or indeed to bed, this gorgeous shawl would be it! Designed in Scotland and made in Peru, this beautiful wrap is sumptuously warm and stylish but packs up into a very neat little package!
Alpaca has no lanolin content which together with its buttery softness makes it ideally suited for sensitive skins.
Silky soft, super light and hypoallergenic.
Uniquely warm but breathable this versatile shawl can be also a travel pillow when rolled up in its Alpaca drawstring bag.
Shawl measures approximately 90 x 190 cm
Bag measures approximately 10 x 30 cm
70% Alpaca, 30% Bamboo Viscose, Hand wash at 30° C