Wool Fibres: Baby-Alpaca, Llama Wool & Organic Merino

Baby-Alpaca & Llama Wool 

Each season, we design a special collection in Baby Alpaca Wool and Llama Wool or Llama Wool/Silk.

These wool fibers are known for their softness, warmth, and light weight. They contain no lanolin, which is what makes sheep wool itchy. No lanolin means allergy friendliness for your skin.


The wool fibers come from alpacas and llamas in Bolivia and Peru. The alpacas and llamas live 4,000 meters above sea level in the unspoiled Andes Mountains, making fibers as close to naturally organic as can be.

The Alpaca wool we use for our sweaters is called Baby Alpaca. Alpaca wool is divided into four categories of quality – the finest and softest selection is what they call Baby Alpaca.


Llamas are a little bit larger than alpacas, and their wool can be a bit rougher. This is the reason that Llama wool used is dehaired, meaning that all the rough fibers from the wool is "combed” away, leaving the softest and lightest fibers for the spinning of the yarn.


In these wools, we often use melange colour blending to get rich colours.


The sweaters are semi-handknitted or handknitted in La Paz, Bolivia by women and men who are all knitters by family tradition. They knit in their homes, often in groups, while taking care of their children.


The knitters are carefully taught the patterns and styles, and they are quality checked by a fair-trade certified company with a team of Bolivian women.

Organic Himalayan Merino Wool 

Our exquisite wool collection of semi-handmade and handknit natural Baby Alpaca and llama wool is now joined by a
new GOTS certified Organic Himalayan Merino wool quality.

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Our certified Merino wool stems from sheep af Rambouillet origin. They traverse through 55,629 Hectares of snow bound Himalayan pasture land at altitudes of 4000 metres and above in Bugyal territory.

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The sheep are managed by 600 herders and breeders following traditional pastoral practices in rearing certified
flock of 2,51,253 Rams, Ewes and lamb in Himachal and Uttaranchal states of India.

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Herders can be men and women

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The Rambouillet sheep is a Merino cross breed domiciled in the upper snowbound regions of the Himalayas.

They produce fine and medium coarse wool (22-28 micron) wool with similar properties like French Merino
with a high bounce and crimp.

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The Himalayan Merino wool line includes hand knitted cardigans and a lovely ribknit. The hand-knitted pieces are - like our Baby Alpaca styles - knitted in small women collectives as part of an NGO-project in Himalaya. Our GOTS certification ensures that no heavy chemical treatment of the wool is used, the sheep are treated well, and all people that help make sweaters are treated with respect and under fair conditions, as a minimum live up to the Human Rights.



Ready to wear - The quality is soft to the touch and simply lovely.

We also introduce a lovely ribknit of this Himalayan merino wool (GOTS-certified) which is used for a baby romper,
hats and sweaters for baby, children and women.


 
To preserve our wool garments' softness and quality, we recommend airing or gentle cold hand wash.