Baby Alpaca Items for Babies
To clean the hats and mitts and to restore the fur to former glory simply brush Talcum Powder into the skin/fur inside and out with a wire pet brush (available from any good pet store). This will successfully lift out any dirt and restore the volume of the fur.
Alpaca Ethical Fur:
The Alpaca fur used in these products is ethically sourced. The Alpacas from which the skins are removed are not killed for their fur.
There is a tradition in Peru which has developed as a result of the death of weaker and very young Alpaca in the harsh Andean Winters. Alpaca roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where temperatures can plummet in the Winter. The fur is mainly from baby Alpacas - or “cria” - which have died of natural causes.
The farmers do not kill their baby alpacas for their skins because it is not financially viable for them to do so. The skins are tiny. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.