Luxurious Alpaca Braided Headband - Black, Bolivia

This sumptuous headband is part of our fabulous new alpaca collection. Handcrafted by women in a fair trade workshop in Cochabamba, this luxurious headband is super warm, as it features a very thick, cozy knitted layer of alpaca.  

Considered by many a higher quality material than cashmere, alpaca is one of the world’s most valuable natural fibers. Just ask any Incan Emperor why only the royal families were allowed to wear it!  It is luxuriously soft (not at all itchy!), hypoallergenic, breathable, warm, lightweight and durable. Best of all, it is a natural, eco-friendly fiber and the artisans are paid fair wages.  

100% Alpaca. 

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This knitted alpaca accessory was handmade by women in a fair trade cooperative in Bolivia.  The artisans use century old craft traditions combined with contemporary designs to create high quality, stunning products.  The women are not only paid fair wages but have access to health care, business training and design education.


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