Our luxury alpaca-cashmere throws are made with the fur of alpacas sustainably-reared by the British Alpaca Fashion Company, a farm and mill situated in the lush hills of the Exmoor National Park in Somerset County.
Designed by Permanent Collection, these super-soft, cozy throws have been woven exclusively for us using a state-of-the-art Japanese Shima Seiki knitwear machine. Made from 80% British alpaca and 20% Mongolian cashmere spun in Italy, the beautiful natural range of browns, tans, grays and creams reflect the incredible of variety of colors found in the coats of the herd.
First introduced to Britain in the 19th century, alpacas were imported from Peru by Edward Smith Stanley (1775–1851), the 13th Earl of Derby and an eccentric naturalist who collected a zoo’s worth of wildlife specimens at his menagerie at Knowsley, outside of Liverpool. Because alpacas have soft, padded feet and gentle grazing habits that preserve root systems, their impact on the environment is much less damaging than that of most livestock. Generating four times the fur of cashmere goats and consuming far less water, alpacas produce some of the most eco-friendly fibers on the planet.
52 x 68 inches
80% alpaca, 20% cashmere
Made in Somerset County, United Kingdom
Designed by Permanent Collection, knit by The British Alpaca Fashion Company
We recommend hand washing our alpaca throws in cold water with mild liquid detergent; do not bleach. Air-dry flat; do not wring or twist. Do not put in dryer as heat can damage alpaca fibers. You may also choose to eco-dry clean your blanket but make sure to indicate that it is made of alpaca & cashmere and not wool.