An alpaca throw from Shupaca is a luxe-looking upgrade to the typical fleece blanket tossed on the couch. Brushed alpaca wool feels silky-soft and warm and is hypoallergenic, lightweight, and breathable, so you can get cozy without feeling overheated. The modern finish of the blanket is one you’ll be happy to have on display at home. Each blanket is handcrafted in Ecuador by artisans using traditional wooden looms, who are paid fair wages.
Brushed surface is cozy and soft to the touch
Alpaca has moisture wicking properties and a natural insulating core keeping you warm without weight
Alpaca wool has a unique natural crimp that makes it elastic as well as durable
Alpaca organic fiber is sustainable and eco-friendly
Dry cleaning is recommended. Hand wash in cold water and lay flat to air dry. Use a low dryer setting for 10 minutes for maximum fluffiness. Maintain throw by brushing with a soft bristle brush in the same direction of the alpaca fiber. Iron on low in the same direction
45" x 70" x 0.03"
80% alpaca wool, 20% acrylic. Hypoallergenic
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Besides being cozy, and sustainably-sourced, these alpaca wraps have colored wool fibers that create an almost ombre effect when they’re woven. It’s a beautiful detail that drew us to Shupaca’s winter accessories.
Andrew and Lori Schuster first came across alpaca wool during a trip through South America. And when they learned about the benefits of the silky, sustainable material, they knew the wool was the perfect way to pair their eco-conscious, Fair Trade sensibilities with a new venture.
Hence, Shupaca (Schuster + alpaca). Their warm-but-lightweight winter accessories are all made in Peru. Each piece is hand woven on wooden looms by artisans who practice centuries-old techniques, and who receive a fair wage for their work.
The fibers have a unique hollow core that traps little pockets of air to keep you warm without making you feeling stifled. And the wool is sourced from alpacas during the animals' annual shedding. It’s both insulating and breathable (not to mention hypoallergenic, too) which makes it a smart choice for cold weather gear.