Alpaca & Bamboo Travel Shawl/Pillow

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Description

When travelling light is the best or only option, these sensational alpaca and bamboo jersey knit shawl are a versatile and light travel companion. Pre-packed in their soft drawstring pouch they can be used as a pillow or neck rest but once out of their bag they emerge as the most elegant and warming shawl/wrap.

Made from a light blend of Alpaca (70%) and Bamboo fibre (30%), they are silky soft and whilst ideal for use on journeys can whip into action on your arrival at a wedding, holiday or party, thereby becoming the most complementary travel item.

Available in three blues: Indigo, Turquoise & Duck Egg Blue.

One Size.

 

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Duck Egg Blue, Indigo, Turquoise

Product Care

Alpaca improves with age. Products will not always feel as soft and supple when new as they will with continued wear. Be aware other “softer” alpaca products which may contain acrylic. This will initially give a softer feel, but it will pill and ball very quickly.

Please follow these guidelines and you will enjoy your alpaca products for many years to come!

Samantha Holmes' exclusive yarn combines 70% finest micron baby alpaca with 30% bamboo viscose to create a supremely soft, silky yarn, less prone to pilling. It is harder wearing, drapes beautifully and while it remains uniquely insulating, it is more breathable, less “hairy” and therefore more transseasonal. It also washes beautifully.

A cool handwash (30º) with a mild detergent such as baby shampoo is recommended. Wash for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse in lukewarm water, always pressing, not wringing the fabric. Wrap the item in a clean dry towel to absorb excess moisture. Reshape as necessary and lay flat to dry. Do not hang your wet alpaca garment as it will stretch.

While it is possible to machine wash some of our garments on a 30º cool wash cycle, we cannot guarantee the result, because the make and condition of different washing machines varies too much! However, if you do wish to use this method, we recommend you place in a gauze laundry bag.

For very stubborn stains, please take your item to a professional dry cleaner.

We recommend that all alpaca products are folded or rolled, rather than hung to prevent stretching.

Storing Alpaca and Avoiding Moths

The best way to store your alpaca is in a sealed, but breathable bag in a cool place. Never put it away dirty as perspiration, hair gel and food stains etc attract moths. To guard against moths in the knitted items, we recommend Cedar chips or balls as cedar oil is a known deterrent to moths, although do not store your fur with cedar oil as it can dry it out. Therefore, we recommend you store your fur in a very cold environment, but not in a freezer. Moths die when the temperature goes below 8º. Moths hate light and being disturbed. Their life cycle is about 21 days, so every month, we recommend you shake out your garment and leave in bright sun light. Larvae are strongly repelled by light, and will fall from clothing when they cannot find protection.

Alpacas are not killed for their fur. The fur is mainly from baby Alpacas – or “cria” – which have died of natural causes as the weaker animals often perish in the harsh Andean winter. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.