Aside from feeling good, they also look really great. Alpaca is super low on the pilling scale and naturally a very durable material. You can wear this sweater year and after year and be confident that you’ll look just as smart as the day you bought it. Fast fashion this is not - in Latin America alpaca products are made to be passed down generation after generation. With landfills filling up with cheap, unsustainable clothing, purchasing one sweater that will last is surely an eco-friendly choice.
On the whole, alpacas are pretty gentle to the earth. They eat very little grass (and cut it efficiently with their teeth, just above the root so it grows back) and drink only small amounts of water. Their hooves are surprisingly light on their terrain compared to other animals. Ecosystems are thus left intact even when grazing large herds of alpacas. Who knew these goofy creatures were so environmentally friendly? Goats for cashmere or sheep for wool can’t boast this! Plus, one alpaca produces enough fiber for several sweaters whereas it would take several goats or sheep to create just one wool or cashmere sweater. Alpacas were doing sustainable fashion before it became trendy!
These sweet, nutty creatures seem to have wrapped every single desirable quality for ethical fashion all into one, hence: the Perfect Pullover. When combined with the highest industry standards for and from our producers, there really isn’t anything else left to want. A living wage and ethical conditions for our workers, plus an eco-friendly, sustainable, cozy and refined looking fairtrade pullover for you.