These Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Gloves are fingerless gloves that allow you to maintain style without sacrificing functionality. Complete with an open top for fingers and a side slit for thumbs. The long design with a ribbed cuff keeps hands and wrists warm. Pair with a matching beanie! Alpaca fiber is considered by the fashion industry to be one of 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. These gloves are made on a hand knitting machine by a weaving collective in Peru.
- Material: 70% Alpaca, 23% Polyamide + 7% Wool
- Measurements: L 8.5″ + 2″ Thumb slit
- Color: Beige
- Handmade with love in Peru
Hand wash cold with mild detergent. Reshape while wet and lay flat to dry.
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.
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 alpacas. 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 lives 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.
ABOUT THE ARTISAN
This product is made by a brand dedicated to bringing a curated collection of modern, one-of-a-kind pieces while preserving traditional techniques and supporting the Fair Trade movement. They work closely with small social enterprises to facilitate dignified working opportunities in areas of extreme poverty giving a positive impact on rural artisans in underdeveloped nations to support their families and continue to live in their own communities. Fairtrade restores dignity to the artisans and assists women to become role models to their communities. Economic empowerment gives them the opportunity to stay in their villages and they will be less likely to migrate to urban areas.