Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie

Write a review
| Ask a question
Regular price $59.99
/

Only 2 items in stock!
   

Keep warm and look cool with this perfectly slouchy beanie. Throw it on and scrunch it back for an easy every day accessory. Alpaca fiber is considered by the fashion industry to be one the greenest, most natural and softest fibers in the world. It is prized for its unique silky and luxurious feel and has a lesser tendency to pilling. This classic beanie is made on a hand knitting machine by a weaving collective in Peru.

Material: 70% Baby Alpaca, 23% Polyamide + 7% Wool
One Size + Unisex
Color: Blush
Care: Hand wash cold with mild detergent. Reshape while wet and lay flat to dry.
Handmade with love in Peru.
As with all handcrafted goods, there are slight variations making each piece a work of art and truly one of a kind.

Artisan Profile

Allpa has 80 small to midsize workshops located throughout Peru. Through their textile production, they strive to create awareness and preserve Peruvian culture. Allpa develops annual collections according to market trends and supports the growth of artisans with technical assistance, training and loans. This transforms weavers into entrepreneurs and gives them access to the global marketplace.
In the earliest Peruvian history, you will find examples of the bond between the Incas and alpaca. During the Inca empire, alpaca was only used by royalty because it was valued as the finest material. Alpaca is supple and smooth to the touch. It’s softer than cashmere and warmer and stronger than lamb’s wool. It contains microscopic air pockets which create lightweight clothing with excellent insulating properties. It is a completely natural fiber and there is no use of harsh chemicals in production.
The alpaca live mostly without any boundaries in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes and are not harmed during the shearing process. Their soft padded feet are gentle on the grass terrain and they graze without destroying the root system of the area. Alpaca is the only animal that produces up to 28 natural colors and can be blended into an infinite array of natural shades from inky black to warm chestnuts and snowy white. It is easily dyed in any color and always retains its natural luster.

 

About the Brand: SLATE + SALT is a mission based brand providing a worldwide customer base for artisanal treasures found in rural, impoverished villages around the world. We support the Fair Trade movement and work closely with Fair Trade organizations to facilitate dignified working opportunities in areas of extreme poverty. All of our products are artisan handmade using traditional techniques handed down through generations. We specialize in cashmere scarves hand-loomed in Nepal by disabled weavers, alpaca accessories from Peru, and jewelry created from recycled bomb remnants originating in Laos and Cambodia.

 

What are this brand's values?

  • Fair Trade
  • Eco-friendly
  • Handmade

Selecting your size

Don't let the risk of not getting the best size be a hindrance. We offer FREE and fast exchanges due to size. That means that you pay nothing to swap out the size after you get to try it on.

Our general size guide is a great place to start:

SIZE

US SIZE

SMALL

2-4

MEDIUM

6-8

LARGE

10-12

EXTRA LARGE

14-16

 

S M L XL
Bust circumference 35" 37" 40" 43"
Waist circumference 28" 30" 33" 36"
Hip circumference 38" 40" 43" 46"
Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie
Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie
Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie
Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie
Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie
Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie
Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie
Beige Essential Knit Alpaca Beanie