Deliciously light blend of baby alpaca wool (70%) and bamboo fibre (30%), the shawl is silky soft, whisper light and hypoallergenic. Versatile for all occasions but ideal for weddings, mother/baby gifts(breast feeling shawl), holidays, long haul flights, cool evenings instead of a jacket.
Weightlessly warm, our travel shawl is usable winter or summer and appeals to all ages, contemporary and classic. The bolster bag protects when you're not wearing it.
Please refer to the drawings for some of the ways to wear.
After 10 years in the business, our knowledge of the quality and care of our alpaca yarns is second to none.
Alpaca improves with age. Our products will not always feel as soft and supple when new as they will with continued wear. Do not trust other softer alpaca products which may contain acrylic. This will initially give a softer feel, but it will pill and ball very quickly.
Our exclusive yarn combines 70% finest micron baby alpaca with 30% bamboo viscose to create a supremely soft, silky yarn, less prone to pilling. It is harder wearing, drapes beautifully and while it remains uniquely insulating, it is more breathable, less hairy and therefore more trans-seasonal. It also washes beautifully.
A cool hand wash (30 degrees celsius) with a mild detergent such as Stergene or baby shampoo is recommended. Wash for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse in lukewarm water, always pressing, not wringing the fabric. Wrap the item in a clean dry towel to absorb excess moisture. Reshape as necessary and lay flat to dry. Do not hang your wet alpaca garment as it will stretch.
While it is possible to machine wash some of our alpaca garments on a 30 degrees celsius cool hand wash cycle (ie a cycle which does not run for more than hours!), we cannot guarantee the result, because the make and condition of different washing machines varies too much! However, if you do wish to use this method for some of our smaller and less delicate items, use a mild detergent. Turn the product inside out, fold it neatly and place in a small gauze laundry bag to avoid the item getting stretched and losing its shape. On no account should you use a tumble drier, as this will definitely shrink the product.
For very stubborn stains, please take your item to a professional dry cleaner.
We recommend that all our alpaca products are folded or rolled, rather than hung to prevent stretching.