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This piece was inspired by the ribbed alpaca leggings worn by the indigenous Peruvian women in the Andes. Our version is crafted with the finest alpaca in the world (top 0.1% in fiber finesse), ethically crafted in our small family-owned workshop in Peru with unmatched attention to detail and care. We specialize in timeless modern essentials with an artisanal level of craftsmanship.
Impeccably crafted from 100% Imperial grade alpaca, with a fiber finesse of 16-17 microns and a comfort factor of 99.3%. Our Imperial Alpaca is superior to cashmere as it is more durable, versatile and more sustainable. This piece is 100% traceable (to the specific herding family), certified organic, and ethically made: from the fibers selectively sourced in the Peruvian Highlands to the hand-finishing in Lima, Peru.
We are part of a sustainable alpaca network working directly with the small scale farmers in the Peruvian Highlands to significantly improve the genetics of the alpaca to produce a finer higher quality fiber, in turn increasing the income of the herder families. These programs enable us to work with lots of fully traceable high-quality alpaca.
Our partners help the farming communities with the shearing process, putting into practice the official technical norms that ensures the animal is not harmed and the resulting fiber is sold at a higher price benefiting the Andean communities. By purchasing this product you are supporting our efforts towards a more sustainable, fair and better alpaca production. It is a direct incentive for the Andean communities to keep improving the quality of their fiber and to invest in herd management.