Rose Eyelet Alpaca Scarf
Rose Eyelet Alpaca Scarf
Rose Eyelet Alpaca Scarf
Rose Eyelet Alpaca Scarf

Rose Eyelet Alpaca Scarf

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

STYLING 
  

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 fiber comes from small artisanal farmers in the Peruvian highlands who work by traditional farming methods and a close eye is kept on sustainability.

DESCRIPTION

  • Measurements: L 71" x W 22"
  • Handmade with love in Peru
  • As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.

MATERIAL & CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Material: 60% Baby alpaca, 35% Polyamide + 5% Merino wool

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

In the earliest Peruvian history, you will find examples of the bond between the Incas and alpaca. The Incas placed a higher value on alpaca fiber than gold or silver. The knowledge and craftsmanship of spinning and knitting has been passed down from generation to generation, resulting in the rich, diverse textile heritage of Peru. New patterns are combined with traditional methods, giving an innovative touch without losing the ethical heritage.

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.

Alpaca is supple and smooth to the touch and because of the featherweight, it’s ultra-light. Alpaca is 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.

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Peru Alpaca

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.