Alpaca’s Got Staying Power

Now that we’ve all had a taste of the dismal chill of winter, lift your spirits and warm up by swathing yourself in alpaca this season!

Alpaca isn’t just reserved for Incan royalty anymore! This luxury material is affordable and making debuts on many of the catwalks this year. Top-end designers, from Calvin Klein to Alice + Olivia, have incorporated alpaca products into their lines, and don’t expect this trend to end anytime soon.  Nicholas Hahn, the brains behind the wildly successful “Cotton – The Fabric of Our Lives” campaign, has signed on to promote alpaca as a luxury material comparable to cashmere, silk, and mohair. This push to market alpaca as a high- end fabric will surely cement alpaca’s place in the fashion world.

Accessories made of this natural fiber are perfect additions to any wardrobe. Previously only marketed as a warm weather material, accessories made of alpaca are actually perfect pieces to wear year-round.  Alpaca fibers contain microscopic air pockets to provide insulation in the winter and breathability to keep you cool in the summer.

Global Goods Partners has fantastic alpaca accessories to keep you in trend this season and next. Our artisan partner in Bolivia, Asociacion de Artesanos Andinos, produces  hand-knit hats, gloves and scarves made of 100% alpaca fiber. So stay ahead of the curve this season and pick up one of our fair trade handcrafted alpaca accessories today!

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