Now the leaves have changed colour and the air has taken a turn on the crisp side, there's a certain magic in the atmosphere that heralds the arrival of sweater weather. The cozy, comforting feeling of wrapping yourself in a warm, soft sweater is one of the great pleasures of the fall and winter seasons. While there are countless materials to choose from, alpaca wool stands out to us in the flower shop as a natural and sustainable choice and we’ve been carrying items from the Pokoloko range for many years now. Let us explain why alpaca wool is a must-have addition to your cold-weather wardrobe.
Alpaca wool comes from the fleece of the alpaca, a gentle and domesticated cousin of the llama native to the Andes Mountains of South America. These animals are cherished for their luxurious and fine fibers, which make for a premium yarn resulting in some of the coziest and stylish items of clothing on the market.
Alpaca wool is also renowned for its remarkable softness. Unlike other animal fibers, alpaca wool lacks the coarse, prickly feeling sometimes associated with wool. It's a great option for those with sensitive skin who find traditional sheep's wool to be itchy.
Excellent insulation properties make Alpaca wool one of the warmest natural fibers available. It's lightweight yet incredibly effective at trapping heat, ensuring you stay toasty in even the coldest weather.
Alpaca wool is naturally hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for those prone to allergies or skin sensitivities. It lacks lanolin, a common allergen found in sheep's wool.
Known for its durability, a well-cared-for alpaca sweater can last for many years, making it a sustainable choice that reduces the need for constant replacement.
Alpaca wool is breathable, meaning it can help regulate your body temperature by wicking moisture away from your skin. This keeps you comfortable and prevents that clammy feeling you often get when wearing synthetic fibers.
Alpacas have a lower environmental impact compared to some other livestock. They have soft hooves that don't disturb the soil, and they graze without uprooting plants. Because of this, alpaca farming is generally considered more sustainable.
Alpaca wool is not only practical but also stylish. From sweaters to socks, mittens to hats, and headbands to scarves, we’ve got a new shipment of Pokoloko garments in store now in various designs, colours, and textures, making it easy to find the perfect warm-weather gear to match your personal style.