Nothing is as soft and sensuous as knits made from 100% organic alpaca, wool or cotton yarn! Alpaca fiber is considered some of the rarest and finest fiber in the world. Ours is hand-selected by native Andean women who recognize the quality by touch. Each handmade throw is a beautifully unique item, knitted or crocheted or woven on a traditional wooden loom.
These softest of yarns come from highly skilled cooperatives of artisans that use money from yarn sales for building and financing of schools. The throws produced with this quality of yarn are very superior. They are warm, lightweight, and have a delightful "hand".
Made or prepared by hand rather than by machine. Industrial manufacturing is a significant contributor to global warming and other pollution. The sale of handmade goods supports small-scale, independent artists and crafters who generally operate more sustainably than big businesses. Handmade items are skillfully crafted with detail, each one slightly varied.
Any material that comes from plants, animals, or minerals and is used without significant modification or processing. Natural materials include biotic materials, such as wood and natural fibers, and inorganic materials including stone, metal, and clay.