Chunky Black Knit Alpaca Scarf
Chunky Black Knit Alpaca Scarf
Chunky Black Knit Alpaca Scarf
Chunky Black Knit Alpaca Scarf

Chunky Black Knit Alpaca Scarf

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WHY WE LOVE THEM - Fair trade, Unique finds, handmade, supports artisans

STYLING 
  

This oversized, unisex alpaca scarf can be worn multiple ways and is the perfect accessory for layering on cold evenings. Alpaca fiber is considered by the fashion industry to be one the greenest, most natural and softest fibers in the world. It is prized for its unique silky and luxurious feel and has a lesser tendency to pilling. This timeless scarf is made on a hand knitting machine by a weaving collective in Peru.

DESCRIPTION

  • Measurements: 14" x 79"
  • Color: Black
  • Handmade with love in Peru.
  • Because of the hand-loomed nature of these scarves, each is one-of-a-kind and completely unique. There are slight variations in colors and patterns.

MATERIAL & CARE INSTRUCTIONS

100% Alpaca

Hand wash cold with mild detergent. Reshape while wet and lay flat to dry.

PROCESSING & DELIVERY

This item takes 1-2 business days to process and delivers within 3-4 business days. 

ARTISAN PROFILE

Allpa has 80 small to midsize workshops located throughout Peru. Through their textile production, they strive to create awareness and preserve Peruvian culture. Allpa develops annual collections according to market trends and supports the growth of artisans with technical assistance, training and loans. This transforms weavers into entrepreneurs and gives them access to the global marketplace.

In the earliest Peruvian history, you will find examples of the bond between the Incas and alpaca. During the Inca empire, alpaca was only used by royalty because it was valued as the finest material. Alpaca is supple and smooth to the touch. It’s softer than cashmere and warmer and stronger than lamb’s wool. It contains microscopic air pockets which create lightweight clothing with excellent insulating properties. It is a completely natural fiber and there is no use of harsh chemicals in production.

The alpaca live mostly without any boundaries in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes and are not harmed during the shearing process. Their soft padded feet are gentle on the grass terrain and they graze without destroying the root system of the area. Alpaca is the only animal that produces up to 28 natural colors and can be blended into an infinite array of natural shades from inky black to warm chestnuts and snowy white. It is easily dyed in any color and always retains its natural luster.

SLATE + SALT

SLATE + SALT was founded by an avid traveller who felt the need to share her stories and finds with the world. She recognized the beauty of hand crafted products as opposed to mass produced goods made in factories. She saw an opportunity to give a worldwide customer base to artisans in rural villages. Through frequent trips and partnerships with Fair Trade cooperatives, she fosters relationships to bring ever-changing handcrafted designs to the globally minded nomad.

With this brand you will own products that are made with love in a sustainable way! With every purchase you are enabling rural artisans in underdeveloped nations care for their families and continue to live in their own communities.

When you purchase ethically produced goods you are helping to break the cycle of poverty by supporting programs that empower women entrepreneurs and educate children. Fair trade restores dignity to the artisans and assists women to become role models to their communities. The economic empowerment gives them the opportunity to stay in their villages and they will be less likely to migrate to urban areas. All products you purchase have an impact on the social change of our world.

Because products are handmade and hand-dyed each piece is special, one of a kind, and slight variations occur.