Mere words can't begin to describe how unbelievably soft these scarves are. Considered by many a higher quality material than cashmere, alpaca is one of the world’s finest natural fibers. It's qualities include: Eco-friendly--a naturally organic fiber requiring no mechanical or chemical processing 100% hypo-allergenic--Alpaca does NOT contain lanolin, the chemical in many natural fibers responsible for people’s allergies. No itching or scratching! Warm and lightweight--Alpaca fiber has a naturally insulating core, keeping you warm without weighing you down Handmade in Ecuador under fair trade conditions. Scarves measure 11" x 72" and are 80% alpaca/20% acrylic. Hand washable.
The wholesaler works directly with artisans to produce these Alpaca products. Not only are they fairly compensated, they are paid directly without other companies or political figures taking a piece of the pie that isn't theirs. They are highly skilled artisans who live and work under fair trade conditions in a small region outside of Quito. All of the products are hand woven on wood looms, using the same traditional methods that they have used for hundreds of years.