This sumptuously soft, beautiful hat is part of our wonderful new alpaca collection. Handmade by women in a fair trade cooperative in Peru, it features an intricately knitted design topped off with an adorable pom pom. This is one of our warmest hats.
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.
50% baby alpaca, 50% highland wool.
ABOUT THE ARTISANS
Our baby alpaca hats and gloves are handmade in a fair trade cooperative in the highlands of Peru. The talented artisans create extremely high quality products and are paid excellent wages. The families have found their lives greatly improved by having a U.S. market to sell their goods, thus creating more economic prosperity and self reliance.