A gorgeous relaxed fit cardigan made from soft Alpaca wool. This cardi has loads of stylish detail, featuring beautiful ‘earth friendly’ shell buttons, small side splits, rib detailing and knitted in a longer length for added warmth.
- Generous Relaxed fit
- SIZING: Garment measurements (refer Sizing Tab )
- About Alpaca Wool (refer More Info Tab)
- Alpaca creates a slightly loftier knit than Possum Merino
- Agoya Buttons – are made from shells
- Small side splits, rib detailing
- Colour: Slate is Charcoal
- Softness and warmth
- Model wears: SMALL
- 100% Fine Alpaca
- Made in New Zealand
Model Stats: – H: 5’8″ (170cm) Chest: 33″ – Model wears SMALL
About Alpaca : Originally bred by the South American Inca over 5,000 years ago, they discovered that the shorn fleece from the Alpaca was incredibly luxurious, warm and soft, calling it – ‘Fibre of the Gods’ . Alpacas are now being reared throughout the world, and here in New Zealand.
Alpaca fleece is a beautiful natural fibre that is lustrously soft. It is different to ‘wool’ as it doesn’t contain lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.
– It is exceptionally pleasant to the touch as it doesn’t have that prickly feel sometimes associated with certain types of sheep wool. It’s also very strong and durable.
– Alpaca wool is similar to possum fur with a naturally occurring hollow core to its fibres. This gives it extreme warmth and creates natural insulation.
– Alpaca were first bred for their fleece by the Inca in South America. They found the fleece so luxurious they named it the ‘Fibre of the Gods’, and has been a sort after wool for thousands of years! In more current times, you will find Alpaca in other regions of the world including New Zealand.
AGOYA (Akoya) SHELL BUTTONS:
– These buttons are made from shells that are a by-product of the pearl industry, made from saltwater mother of pearl.
(Main page drop down is your approx chest measurements)
SIZE OF GARMENT:
*WIDTH – is front of garment only
*LENGTH – from centre back of garment
Small – Width 65cm – Length 68cm
Med – Width 67cm – Length 70cm
Lge – Width 69cm – Length 72cm
xLge – Width 71cm – Length 74cm