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Headband, hand knitted
100% fair trade item
Width: about 9 cm
Circumference: approx. 50-56 cm
Base: 100% alpaca wool, hand-knitted
Color: white, yellow, orange, red, wine red, dark green, olive, light green, purple, pink, pink
These chic alpaca headbands are based on the patterns of traditional chullos (Inca hats). The headband is double knitted, so your ears are really warm! Plain knitted smooth on the inside / outside with an interesting diamond pattern in diamond shape.
A chic and modern accessory for your winter wardrobe!
This product was manufactured by the cooperative Alpaqueros y Artesanos "Alto Andina" in Puno / Peru.
The “Apaqueras” cooperative is a purely women's cooperative from Santa Rosa de Mazo Cruz, a village in southern Peru. The cooperative consists exclusively of alpaca owners who previously only sold the raw products of their alpacas. Due to various educational measures in cooperation with the cooperative "Irpa" from Puno (a long-time partner of Arte Indio), however, the Apaqueras cooperative is now also able to produce high-quality products from the fibers. The cooperative currently consists of 30 women who manufacture their products at home, but in collaboration with the cooperative.
Special features of alpaca wool:
Alpaca wool is very popular in the textile industry worldwide, as it is one of the finest natural fibers in the world alongside cashmere and silk. A silky shiny, extraordinarily fine, but still very resistant, elastic hair fleece makes alpaca wool a noble and yet very weatherproof material.
Unlike sheep's wool or cashmere, the alpaca hair is hollow on the inside. This gives the material unique thermal properties. In the cold, the warmed air is stored and in summer the warm air is transported outside. These outstanding properties make alpaca the ideal wool fiber for the whole year - summer and winter.
The alpaca fiber creates a very comfortable fit because it is much lighter than sheep or cotton. Garments made from this fiber have an incomparable style of elegance and unique color intensity.
Here is an overview of the properties of alpaca fiber
- moisture control
- not scratchy
- protects against UV radiation
- 22 natural shades
- softer, shinier and more supple than sheep's wool
- very strong and resistant fibers
---> hand wash! <---
Please only lukewarm wash by hand and do not spin!
We recommend washing the alpaca wool products with a mild wool detergent. After rinsing, squeeze out gently and place on a towel in the form and let it dry.
This product was not mass-produced in industry and is somewhat more sensitive than normal textiles.