One such regenerative fashion fiber, though ‘foreign’, can be created with ethical alpaca wool. Alpaca wool is a noble fiber, gifted by gracious grazers whose kind have inhabited Peruvian lands for 40+ million years . They create the foundation of garments so beautifully pure and lovingly made, each piece acts as amorous armour to the outside world.
Gathered while the earth is in full bloom from alpacas kept as pets, the fibres are cleaned and spun before they’re traditionally knit. For a brand called Mantari (pictured), each alpaca item by the hands of 100 mothers working in their own homes in the Junín region of the Peruvian Amazon, supporting indigenous ways of life and protecting indigenous lands.
To mistreat these conscious creatures would mean certain death to any business who hopes to benefit from their generous gifts, as they cannot thrive or produce fleece without the love and companionship of their kin and those who mind them.