A luxurious, 100% alpaca scarf hand-woven by artisan seamstresses. This stunningly warm accessory is made from the finest alpaca fibre and is hand-designed using an intricate weaving technique known as "backstrap weaving", which requires years of training to master. The resulting fabric is notoriously soft and lightweight, making it ideal for everyday wear. The striped pattern used for this scarf is a classic motif that never goes out of style, making this a beautiful investment piece that can be worn year-round.
- Brand: Royal Knit Peru.
- Material: 89% Alpaca + 11% Polyamide.
- Measurements: L 80" x W 24".
- Handmade 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.
The most luxurious, fluffy scarf you will ever possess! This enormous wrap scarf is both lightweight and warm, keeping you toasty on chilly nights. Alpaca fibre is regarded as one of the world's greenest, most natural, and softest fibres by the fashion industry. It is highly regarded for its unique smooth and rich feel and a lower proclivity for pilling. This fibre is sourced from small artisanal farmers in Peru's highlands who practise traditional farming practices while maintaining a keen eye on sustainability.
Shipping and Return policy:
Shipping fees: $7 for the first scarf + $3 for each additional scarf.
Delivery time: 2 – 5 business days.
Return Policy: Our return policy lasts 14 days from the purchase date. Return shipments must be postmarked within 14 days of receipt to be eligible for a refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging with all tags attached. Learn more about our return policy.
In early Peruvian history, there are indications of the Incas' affinity with alpacas. The Incas regarded alpaca fibre as more valuable than gold or silver. Spinning and knitting skills and craftsmanship have been passed down through generations, resulting in Peru's rich and diversified textile legacy. Innovative patterns are mixed with time-honoured techniques, imparting a contemporary feel without jeopardizing the ethical history.
Alpacas roam freely in the Peruvian Andes highlands and are not injured during the shearing process. Their soft padding feet are mild on grassy terrain, and they graze without causing damage to the area's root structure. Alpaca is the only animal capable of producing up to 28 natural colours, which may be blended to create an endless number of natural tints ranging from inky black to warm chestnut and pristine white. It is easily dyed any colour and retains its inherent brilliance throughout.
Alpaca is supple and silky to the touch, and because of its featherweight, it is extremely lightweight. Alpaca is softer than cashmere and more insulating and durable than lambswool. It features small air pockets that contribute to the lightweight nature of the fabric and its superior insulating properties. It is a 100% natural fibre that is produced without the use of harsh chemicals.