Alpaca Fur Trim Wrap
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Looking for a glamourous fur wrap? This one is exceptionally luxurious. Beautifully handmade using our signature baby alpaca and bamboo yarn, the ends of the wrap have a pretty fluted edge and there is baby huacaya alpaca fur trim around the neck. Wear low round your shoulders with an evening dress or as a fur collar with a long cardigan or coat for Winter. Available in a range of natural colours. Measures 50x180cm.
Please note due to tanning process used on the fur these fur trim wraps cannot be washed. Dry Clean Only! Alturnatively to restore the fur to former glory simply brush Dry Shampoo or Talcum Powder through the fur with a pet brush (available from any good pet store).
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.