How to look after your alpaca clothing
Alpaca is one of the finest and most luxurious fibres in the world. It is known for its softness, warmth, sheen, lightweightedness and durability – it won’t pill and will last much longer than synthetic, man made fibres. It is hypo-allergenic, naturally fire retardant and eco-friendly (both the fibre and the way in which the alpacas are raised are less damaging to the environment than competing materials).
Alpaca garments can be lightweight rather than chunky and thick, but still suprisingly warm. Alpaca allows the skin to breathe and wicks away moisture.
Alpacas are native to the high altitude South American Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia and are closely related to the llama.
All 100% alpaca Mamacha products are made with alpaca purchased from Michell, a well known alpaca manufacturer in Peru. We have tried and tested various alpaca suppliers and we consider Michell to provide the highest quality, softest alpaca. They produce a range of colours each season. Our jumpers and children's clothing that are made with 50% alpaca use an alpaca blend purchased from an alpaca manufacturer called Lanera, who in our opinion have the softest and best quality blends.
How do I wash alpaca?
Hand-knitted garments should be hand washed with gentle wool detergent at 30 degrees. Garments made from 50% alpaca and 50% acrylic can be machine washed on a gentle wool cycle with gentle detergent suitable for woollens. Lay garments flat to dry, and to prevent shrinking, do not dry garments on a radiator or in a very hot room. Alpaca does not soil or stain as easily as man made fibres as the fibre naturally repels dirt and moisture and does not soak up spills, so with good care you should find you don't need to wash your garments too frequently.
I simply adore this luxurious purple leg warmers!! Incredibly soft! Many thanks!
What a beautiful item, and such great quality. 5 star customer service and communication. My father was extremely please with his birthday Alpaca jumper. I will definitely recommend to friends and family
Love this hat, it's flattering and it's been on my head all winter
These jumpers are exceptionally well made. The wool is really thick and warm yet soft. I cannot fault Amy's commitment to customer service. She helped me find the right jumper size for my husband's birthday and her communication was amazing. I would definitely recommend this seller. Thank you Amy for all your amazing help.
I wear this hat cross country skiing over a fleece beanie. The combination is enough to keep me warm here in the Canadian winter.
Absolutely wonderful. Such fast and efficient delivery and the garment itself is beautiful. Putting on this jumper made me feel happy. So there it is. Thank you.
Outstanding workmanship with luxuriously soft yard, beautiful colour and received very quickly. Very happy!!!
Great vest! My husband loves the high quality and fit.
My bf and I would fight over who got to wear this beanie, so we bought 2 more.
I know have two of these sweater vests. They are soft, comfortable, beautiful.
Superb service! This is my second time buying because they just slouch so perfectly.
The jumper arrived nicely wrapped as a gift and it is beautiful. Thank you so much. I couldn't speak more highly of this shop's service. The owner kept in touch and answered promptly when I checked on delivery times. I love that I bought a beautiful gift my husband loves and at the same time supported a good cause helping women to support themselves and their families. The quality of the jumper is excellent! The wool is nice & soft and the color was just like it is shown on the pictures. I would definitely recommend this shop.
These are the best Alpaca gloves, I mean 100%Alpaca. No nylon mixture, you can tell. Appreciate Amy for educating me. You get what you pay for!!Thank you Amy, MC
Perfect. This is the hat I have been searching for. The quality is lovely and it's the coziest, perfectiest hat. Thank you so much.
Beautiful, soft, lovely quality. Look great and feel cosy whilst helping ease the pain of achilles tendinitis... (the improvement is amazing!!)
I'll definitely be back for another pair soon!