The Royal Alpaca, an exceptional wool
The first mowing of the life of an Alpaca is set aside. The fiber from this mowing is sorted and the finest fibers will be subjected to 4 filtration processes to give the Royal Alpaca, while the other slightly thicker ones will be suject to only three of these processes and will give Baby Alpaca. The Royal represents only 1% of the world's production of Alpaca yarn!
Very dense weave
The artisans interweave 6 very fine threads - titration 2/28 - and weave them with a gauge of 5. The result is very dense for a warm and structured sweater that keeps its shape.
Our knits are made by skilled craftsmen in La Paz, Bolivia. They are paid 2 to 3 times the Bolivian minimum wage and work 44 hours a week, the legal limit in Bolivia.
We are collaborating with the NGO Warita who is supporting various projects relative to education in the suburb of La Paz. They build biological greehouses in schools to sensitize the children to organic farming and diversify their diet, create theater group and purchase school supplies. It represents 15% of our benefits.http://www.warita-bolivia.org/