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Garment Care

After 20 years of selling (and wearing!) alpaca products, we have learned the "Do’s and Dont’s" that will help you maintain the quality and softness for years to come. Follow these simple steps and your alpaca garment will actually get better with age!

Alpaca Knitwear

Hand wash in cool/luke warm water using a mild detergent or baby shampoo Rinse by pressing, do not wring the garment Wrap it in a clean dry towel to help absorb any excess water Re-shape if necessary and then lay flat on a towel allowing to dry naturally, never tumble dry Do not hang to dry as this may cause the garment to stretch.

Alpaca Socks

Socks can be washed on a 30 degree cycle.

Do not tumble dry

Alpaca Fur Products

You can gently brush the fur, we recommend using a baby’s hair brush or a wire brush, this will restore the fluffiness. To lift any residue or spills, gently rub talcum powder into the fur and shake or brush it off. For a more thorough wash we recommend the use of a dry cleaners.

All alpaca fur used is from alpacas that have died naturally and no alpacas are harmed. Alpacas are shorn every year so it is more beneficial to prolong the life of an alpaca to gain more fleece over the years.

Storage

We recommend that your alpaca garments are stored folded or rolled in a sealed, yet breathable bag in a cool place. Do not store your knitwear on a coat hanger as it may stretch.