The Quechua artisans of the Ecuadorian highlands make these alpaca wool scarves by hand. Soft to touch and wear, alpaca is a luxurious textile.
An alpaca is a member of the camelid family. Most closely related to Llamas, and descendants of camels. Alpacas are small, gentle animals raised primarily for their soft, luxurious fiber. Their valuable fleece is harvested annually by shearing them in a way similar to the way sheep are shorn each spring.
Alpaca fiber is soft like cashmere and stronger than wool. This unique hollow core fiber is extremely light yet retains the ability to warm its wearer against even the harshest winter chills.
It contains no lanolin and is hypoallergenic. Even better, this alpaca is fair trade certified by Fair Trade Alliance and its proceeds contribute to development projects in both Equador and Nicaragua.
Hypoallergenic. Please hand-wash. Scarf: $30.