It resembles a small llama in appearance, and is a domesticated species of South American camelid.

They are kept in herds that graze on the level heights of the Andes of southern Peru, northern Bolivia, Ecuador, and northern Chile at an altitude of 11,500 ft. 16,000 ft. above sea level, throughout the year.

Alpaca puts the warm and cozy in Twitten.

Soft to the touch with a natural luster, it is a thermal insulator and absorbs ambient humidity, thus affording protection and comfort in a variety of climates.  Its exceptional strength and elasticity make the fiber particularly durable.

The majority of our line is produced by women in Puno. These expert knitters work outdoors on the shores of Lake Titicaca at an elevation of 12,500 feet. The yarns they use -100% Alpaca or a blend of 35% Alpaca, 15% Wool 50% Synthetic- are made in Arequipa (elev. 7,600 ft.).

All our products…

… with the exception of the 100% baby alpaca hats and fingerless gloves (as labeled) –  are a blend of 50% alpaca, 30% wool and 20% acrylic. We don’t call it 100% alpaca. We also have a few acrylic hypo-allergenic products (as labeled).