Alpaca wool is soft, strong, light and warm. Alpaca’s produce fibre that is as fine as cashmere, and much warmer and lighter than sheep wool.
Alpaca wool comes in many natural colours including brown, black, white and cream.
An alpaca is a domesticated species that resembles a small llama in appearance. Alpaca's live in flocks in the highlands of the Andes in South America where they are herded by highland Indians. The majority of alpacas can be found in Peru, Chile and Bolivia.
Counting Flowers offers alpaca woollen scarves from Bolivia and Peru. Except for the bright red and dark blue scarves all alpaca scarves in our webshop come in their natural colours and are not dyed. The scarves are all handwoven.
Care instructions for alpaca wool
Alpaca fleece is durable, crease resistant and dirt repellent by nature. Like any other wool, alpaca fleece is a delicate fibre. Therefore it is advised not to wash your scarf too often. Just hanging the scarf in fresh air can be a good alternative. Of course you can also take the scarf to the dry cleaner.
- Hand wash or machine wash (wool programme), use cool water;
- Use a very mild soap;
- Remove any excess water carefully, do not wring out or twist the scarf;
- Leave the scarf to dry in a flat position;
- Avoid direct sunlight when drying;
- Do not use a tumble dryer;
- Use a cool iron.
This information does not offer any guarantees. However we know from experience that if you treat your alpaca woollen scarf with care, you will be able to enjoy it for years to come.
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