The Alpaca Clothing Co.
Originally The Alpaca Centre, The Alpaca Clothing Company is a family ran business located at the gateway to the lakes. It all began when Joy and Garry had a dream of farming alpaca's as Joy thought they were wonderful creatures. They bought a property with land for the alpaca's, with the intention of building a tourist attraction and that is exactly what they did!Originally they set out with a small selection of alpaca knitwear and used the Centre to teach others about alpacas as they were a new animal to the UK. But as time passed, customers wanted more alpaca products and the centre expanded and focused more on clothing lines and The Alpaca Clothing Co was born!
The Alpaca Clothing Company has continued to flourish and is now a popular shopping destination both in store and online. All of our alpaca produce is imported from Peru in South America, the origin of the Alpaca. There is a wide range of both ladies and men's alpaca knitwear, coats, accessories, slippers and socks, a selection of handmade children's wear and not to mention beautiful alpaca teddies and many more unique gift ideas. We also offer a small luxurious home ware range including throws and exquisite fur rugs.
Branching out beyond the exclusive range of alpaca goods, there are now many other goods too including handbags, jewellery, unique gifts and more. You can also find one of the biggest range of BRAX FEEL GOOD which includes specialist trousers, jeans and everyday wear for both men and women.
After shopping or your walk to see the alpacas, you can take time out and relax in our small tearoom where we offer Lakeland tea, coffee and other refreshments along with fresh homemade cakes and scones.
After having up to 60 alpacas at one time, we now stopped breeding and at present we have 7 alpacas and 2 miniature donkeys. You are more than welcome to go and view them in their field and stable (wherever they may be at the time!).
Please note in the Winter months when it may get wet and dark early, the animals will be shut in their enclosure for protection and viewings may not be available.
There is also a another family business you can visit on site, G&S Timber. Find expert advice, tools and machinery, European and North American hardwoods and much more.