Baby Booties with Merino Fleece
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Handmade from 100% Baby Alpaca and Merino Fleece. Soft natural suede sole.
Perfect new baby layette, baby shower or christening gifts. 11cm in length. 0-4 Months.
Please note that this item is not washable, due to the ecological tanning process. However, instead of professional dry cleaning, we recommend you gently rub the fur with talc and restore the fluffiness with a wire brush, ideally a pet brush if you have one! Works a treat.
The Alpaca fur used in Samantha Holmes’ products is ethically sourced. The Alpacas from which the skins are removed are not killed for their fur.
There is a tradition in Peru which has developed as a result of the death of weaker and very young Alpaca in the harsh Andean Winters. Alpaca roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where temperatures can plummet in the Winter. The fur Samantha Holmes sources is mainly from baby Alpacas - or “cria” - which have died of natural causes.
The farmers do not kill their baby alpacas for their skins because it is not financially viable for them to do so. The skins are tiny. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.