ABOUT OUR YARN
All of our clothing is hand-knitted using the finest quality 100% baby alpaca yarn or alpaca blends.
Five times warmer than sheep's wool, more luxurious and hard wearing than cashmere, baby alpaca is soft, durable and incredibly warm, holding more thermal capacity than almost any other animal fibre. Alpaca fibre does not itch as wool often does, because it doesn’t contain lanolin and other oils in the fleece. Its extraordinary fineness means that alpaca garments are both hypoallergenic and luxuriously soft on your skin. Excellent for babies, children and adults alike.
Our knitwear must be hand-washed at a maximum temperature of 30°C. If your machine has a tried and tested hand-wash cycle, this should also be fine. A machine ‘wool/delicates wash’ will not work and will cause your knits to shrink and felt. As with all knitwear, we recommend using a mild non-biological or specialised wool detergent - fabric softener will also help keep your garment beautifully soft.
After washing, it is always best to dry items flat to avoid them losing their shape. Please be aware that all wool begins to gather lint with use, this is mainly due to the surface becoming worn when rubbed against something else, such as a coat or over garment. Lint/pilling can be easily removed by picking it off or using an electric wool pill remover or comb.
All buttons are securely attached to the garments we sell, however we recommend checking them each time items are washed.