Farming above 10,000ft

Farming above 10,000ft
High up in the Andes you will find our farmers and their alpaca. Individuals and families who for years and frequently generations have devoted themselves to their alpaca herds. Farming above 10,000 feet is unlike anything else in the world. The climate can be unforgiving and challenging. 

Our Production Process

Our production process is complex and involves a number of actors to complete. We currently source our alpaca fiber from sustainable sources and in...

Diverall | Traditional Dyeing Practices

alpaca natural hand dyed hand made knitwear

The history of alpaca dyeing and production in rural areas of Perú is fascinating. It is a masterful blend of both precision and nature that results in the vibrant and beautiful colours of traditional clothing. 

Our Production: Why Perú?

peru handmade alpaca mens sweaters
We are extremely enthusiastic about handmade knitwear. We know, from experience, that alpaca can be incredibly difficult to work with. Hand making it allows for more refined garments, tailored to the perfect fit while painting a sense of uniqueness. 

The Unsustainability of Cashmere: Cashmere versus Alpaca

cashmere vs alpaca
In the past couple of decades, the "democratisation" of the fashion market has caught up with cashmere. Once a commodity that was highly expensive, available to a private few; the products have become widely available, but not at the quality that one may expect.

Our Pearl Buttons: A Story

Mother of Pearl Buttons for our Men's sweaters and scarves: Handmade Alpaca Knitwears

It took us months, but we found them. There is a perceptible difference between plastic and pearl buttons; we knew when setting out to make our handmade knitwear we would not settle for second-rate products. Primarily, pearl buttons are cooler in temperature than their plastic counterparts, they is an actual perceptible difference in feel and weight. Additionally, they also make a different sound if you flick them or tap them, they make a sharper sound than that of plastic, which tends to be dull.

The History of Alpaca

The History of Alpaca
Originally, there were two members of the camel family living in South America, these were the vicuñas and the guanacos. However, the Incans desired to domesticate these animals, and crossbred the guanaco and the vicuña, resulting in what we call today, as an Alpaca. 

Why is Alpaca our favorite fiber?

Men's Handmade Alpaca
We talk quite often about how much we love alpaca and in particular the alpaca fiber, but why? What makes this fiber so likable? What has led to th...

What is the differences between a llama and an alpaca?

Llama vs Alpaca Differences between llama and alpaca history of alpaca
To understand truly what makes Alpaca different, and why we use it for our gorgeous handmade sweaters, we want to talk a bit about the history of the Alpaca and it's fiber