Our clothes are mainly made of natural fibers, carefully chosen.
Alpaca wool is our favorite choice for very specific reasons! Indeed, Alpaca wool is recognized worldwide as one of the finest and most luxurious fibers and exhibiting exceptional softness and properties. Alpaca fiber, once reserved for Inca kings, is often referred to as "Andean Gold" or "Fiber of the Gods". We love this yarn:
- For its calorific properties. It helps to conserve body heat.
- Because it is exceptionally soft and is h ypoallergen : it does not contain lanolin, which is often responsible for itching and allergies.
- For its ability to breathe : it absorbs moisture and wicks it away easily. It offers you optimal thermal protection while staying dry.
- Because it has an anti-odor and anti-bacterial property. Indeed, it is composed of keratin which prevents the formation of bacteria. Your garment can therefore be worn several times before you need to wash it.
- Because it is ecological : the wool of A lpaga is completely biodegradable and compostable!
Merino sheep wool
Merino sheep wool is also found among the fibers that make up our clothes. We use it in addition to Alpaca wool. It has extremely interesting characteristics:
- It is very soft and very flexible.
- It keeps the wearer both warm and cool.
- It has the ability to react according to the environment and the reaction of the body of the wearer.
- It does not retain odors and is anti-bacterial.
- It is also biodegradable and offers natural UV protection.
Pure new wool from sheep
We also use pure new wool from sheep for our cardigans and some toques. Influenced by the tradition of our ancestors, this choice was indisputable for us. In addition to the known properties of wool (thermoregulatory, breathable, anti-bacterial, biodegradable, anti-odor, etc.), pure new wool is recognized for its elasticity, robustness and comfort.
Peruvian Pima Cotton
Pima Cotton is also used in the composition of our clothes. Harvested by hand for thousands of years in the Peruvian Andes, it is recognized to be a rare and precious cotton. Nicknamed "the silk of the Andes", this fiber brings exceptional softness, resistance and flexibility to our knits. In addition, Pima Cotton is also anti-allergic, absorbent, insulating and regulates body temperature.
For optimal washing
- Add 5ml (1 teaspoon) of Eucalan soap per 4 liters of cold water (1 gallon) or use a mild soap and adjust the amount of soap recommended by the manufacturer.
- Gently press the garment with your hands in the soapy water and let soak for 15 minutes.
- Remove the water from the sink and gently squeeze the garment to remove excess water without twisting it.
- Lay the garment flat on a towel and roll it up to remove excess water without twisting it.
- If the garment has pieces of leather, it may happen that these can wavy a little. This effect will subside upon drying. You can flatten it with a gentle movement of your hand without stretching or twisting it. The leather will return to its original state when dry.
- Dry flat on a dry towel, avoiding exposure to the sun.
* Avoid twisting the garment at all stages of the process, as this will permanently felt the wool.