Knitted Dog Sweater (Indigenous)
Designed for pure elegance, this uniquely ethnic Peruvian dog sweater comes to life in deep earth tones and dynamic geometrical shapes, evoking the distant Andean mountains.
- Turtle-neck sweater knitted in soft alpaca blend.
- hypo-allergenic and lanolin free; it does not absorb or retain moisture and is often wearable for those who have wool allergies.
About Alpaca Fibre:
In the landscapes of the Peruvian Andes, at elevations of 10,000 to 14,000 feet above sea level, thousands of years ago the Incas domesticated the Alpaca. Alpaca Fibre, along with cashmere and silk, is one of the most finest fibres in the world.
Alpacas are members of the South American Camelid family. Together with Llamas, Guanacos and Vicuñas are called the “Gold of the Andes”.
The Alpaca Fiber is a superb source of shine and texture. Alpaca is the only animal species worldwide, whose hair naturally displays a wide array of colours, going from black to white, through different shades of brown and grey, allowing the animal to blend with the Andean landscape. And the fleece dyes to glorious colours as well. Alpaca is a sheared fibre, never skinned. Native Andean herdsmen shear them every other year at the onset of the rainy season. The first clip of the shearing alpaca is called baby alpaca. It provides a featherweight, heavenly soft fibre that is even more prized. Alpaca Fibre is seven times stronger and three times warmer than merino wool. The fibre actually contains microscopic air pockets that contribute to the creation of lightweight apparel with very high insulation value. Alpaca is silky against the skin and heavenly smooth to the touch.