Yaku – the water (Quechua, language of the Incas)
The water, source of life and blue like the sea of the coast of Lima. A beautiful inspiration for our alpaca sweater in blue.
Lightweight, comfortable, warm and extremely comfortable to wear make this sweater to the ideal travel companion. Even directly on the skin the sweater does not scratch. Due to the alpaca wool the sweater is keeping you warm and comfortable despite the low weight. With this sweater you are optimally prepared for cold autumn and winter days. In addition to comfort, the alpaca pullover is distinguished by its appealing, traditional design.
Here are a few facts / benefits of Alpaca wool pullovers:
- 3 times warmer than sheep wool
- Practically scratch-free
- suitable for allergy sufferers
You may also be interested in the social aspects behind the alpaca sweaters. With your purchase, you support the independent seamstresses who craft these sweaters. For many of them knitting the sweaters is the only source of income.
Further information about the alpaca sweater:
- Each sweater is unique and differs slightly in size and colour from the pictures
- The composition of the sweaters is 70% acrylic fiber, 30% alpaca wool
- Knitting with manually operated machines (this creates the even pattern)
Here is a video of how an alpaca sweater is made:
Washing and care instructions for alpaca wool products:
Hand washing is a particularly gentle method of cleaning. The water should not exceed 30 degrees. It is best to use wool detergent or shampoo for washing.
Important! Avoid rubbing or wringing your clothes. Multiple immersion and subsequent rinsing with warm water is usually sufficient for cleaning.
If your washing machine has a wool washing cycle, the alpaca sweater can be washed that way. Just make sure to wash at 30 degrees and switch off the spin cycle.