Emerald Pom-Pom Alpaca Throw
Add texture to your sofa or bedroom with a fun pom-pom alpaca throw! Alpaca fibre is considered by the fashion industry to be one the greenest, most natural and softest fibres in the world. It is prized for its unique silky and luxurious feel and has a lesser tendency to pilling. This fibre comes from small artisanal farmers in the Peruvian highlands who work by traditional farming methods and a close eye is kept on sustainability.
- Material: 89% Alpaca + 11% Polyamide
- Measurements: L 74" x W 52" + Pom-pom tassels
- Handmade with love in Peru
- Care: Hand wash cold with mild detergent. Reshape while wet and lay flat to dry.
- As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.
In the earliest Peruvian history, you will find examples of the bond between the Incas and alpaca. The Incas placed a higher value on alpaca fibre than gold or silver. The knowledge and craftsmanship of spinning and knitting have been passed down from generation to generation, resulting in the rich, diverse textile heritage of Peru. New patterns are combined with traditional methods, giving an innovative touch while preserving the heritage.
Alpacas live mostly without any boundaries in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes and are not harmed during the shearing process. Their soft padded feet are gentle on the grass terrain and they graze without destroying the root system of the area. Alpacas are the only animal that produces up to 28 natural colours and can be blended into an infinite array of natural shades from inky black to warm chestnut and snowy white. It is easily dyed to any colour and always retains its natural lustre.
Alpaca is supple and smooth to the touch and because of its featherweight, it’s ultra-light. Alpaca is softer than cashmere and warmer and stronger than lamb’s wool. It contains microscopic air pockets which create lightweight clothing with excellent insulating properties. It is a completely natural fibre and no harsh chemicals are used in production.
*This is an ethically sourced product
*Please allow 5-8 business days for delivery to the United States and about 15-21 business days for delivery to the rest of the world