This alpaca plaid is handknit by women in Ayacucho, Peru, a poor area in the Andean highlands. Each day the women come together in a knitting cooperative to work, and they get fair wages so that they can take care of their families.
Each plaid takes 24 hours to finish, so 3 full days of work.
Size : 63″ x 63″
Composition : 47% alpaca, 40% merino, 13% nylon
This lovely handmade piece has been skillfully made by local Peruvian women from Ayacucho, a poor region in the Andean highlands. The women are united by Solid Crafts in a fairtrade textile workshop that provides meaningful and decent work for these vulnerable and underprivileged but strong women. They make beautiful handmade textiles which ignite hopes of a brighter future. If you empower women, you empower a whole community.
Your handmade alpaca plaid is made entirely of sustainable , environmentally-friendly and animal-friendly materials. Alpaca wool is one of the finest luxury fibers. Alpaca texture is soft and cosy, it is warm, yet light. The fiber is naturally hypoallergenic as it does not contain lanolin. Compared to regular wool the fiber is smooth and avoids itching or skin irritations. Other benefits include water repellency and odor reduction. It is a high quality, environmental friendly and natural renewable resource. It is extremely strong but fine at the same time and has three times the insulating capacity compared to sheep’s wool products. The ideal product for those who care about life and the planet, and appreciate pure nature.
With your purchase of this plaid you give Peruvian women living in poverty a real chance of a better future ! For her and her family.