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Our fabrics are at the center of everything we do, with quality and durability at the forefront.

Here you can learn about the fabrics at the heart of our collections.

alpaca

Warm, lightweight, eco-friendly.

On a trip to Peru, we fell in love with the softness and comfort of one of the finest natural fibers on earth: alpaca.

The natural fibre is luxurious in its softness and silky sheen; not to mention, lighter and warmer than sheep’s wool. The versatility of the fibre has allowed us to design comfortable staples that you’ll reach for every day.

No alpacas are harmed in the making of your garments -- especially not babies! The term baby alpaca simply refers the alpaca’s finest of under-hairs. For centuries, trained Peruvian women have been sorting the fibers into grades, using only their hands and eyes. It’s pretty impressive!

The alpacas of Peru are residents of one of the harshest environments where daily temperatures fluctuate from below-freezing to 20º celsius. As a result, their hair has developed microscopic air pockets that provide superior thermal insulation.

Versus cashmere, alpaca fleece leaves a drastically smaller eco-footprint. Andes’ alpacas leave almost no trace of their presence, whereas cashmere sheep are increasingly leaving grasslands barren with their feeding habits and literally turning Mongolia into a desert.

Alpaca fleece naturally grows in 22 beautiful shades from the brightest ivory to the perfect black, as well as every shade of grey and brown you could ever want.

Show your alpaca garments some love and they’ll stick around for years!

tips & tricks

  • The natural fibers of your alpaca garments are as delicate as they are soft, so show them some TLC. Dry-cleaning your garments will keep the alpaca fibers strong for years to come.
  • Eco-friendly dry-cleaners are the future, people. Avoid the harsh chemicals (like perc!) and opt for a green dry-cleaner. The solvent SOLVONK4 or a similar organic solvent is an excellent choice.
  • Eliminate wrinkles by lightly steaming the garment or hanging it in the bathroom while showering to allow the shower steam to relieve wrinkles.
    P.S. This is a great travelling trick!
  • When storing your alpaca garment, fold it instead of hanging to avoid distorting the shape and stretching it.

cheat sheet

  • Dry-clean only, please!

pima cotton

The shining qualities of Peruvian pima cotton are its durability - especially against pilling - and its softness and absorbency that trumps ordinary cotton.

A cotton’s softness, durability, strength, and luster is directly related to the length of its ‘staple.’ Not to be confused with machine-picked American supima cotton, pima cotton is one of the only cottons in the world that is exclusively hand picked, without the use of defoliant agent. This process ensures the length of the staple, whereas picking cotton using a machine automatically breaks the staple, warrants the use of chemicals, and lessens the quality of the fibre. In fact, pima cotton has a staple length of 1 ⅜”, whereas other cotton fibres see lengths of only ½-¾“.

Pima cotton is one of the finest cottons on earth, grown in the ideal coastal environment of Peru. Pima cotton is one of the rare ELS (extra-long staple) cottons.

Find out how to take care of your pima cotton garments...

tips & tricks

  • Turn your pima cotton garments inside out before washing.
  • Wash your garments with similar colors!
  • Laying your garment flat to dry maintains the durability of the fibres.
  • Treat your pima cotton garments gently and they’ll stay incredibly soft & delicate for years to come!
  • When storing your alpaca garment, fold it instead of hanging to avoid distorting the shape and stretching it.

cheat sheet

  • Machine wash us in cold water, on the delicate cycle.

  • We’re OK with non-chlorine bleach!

  • Lay us flat to dry.

  • Use a cool iron to smooth us out.

modal

Modal is a soft, breathable, and strong fiber engineered from fast growing and renewable eucalyptus and beech trees.

Modal and cotton are more than compatible - they’re practically made for each other. In fact, the feel of modal is similar to that of cotton, but twice as soft. As a result, it is a fibre that has become a must-have when it comes to comfortwear.

Our modal & pima cotton mix is low maintenance and so soft -- what more do you need?

tips & tricks

  • Turn your pima cotton garments inside out before washing.
  • Wash your garments with similar colors!
  • Laying your garment flat to dry maintains the durability of the fibres.

cheat sheet

  • Machine wash us in cold water, on the delicate cycle.

  • We’re OK with non-chlorine bleach!

  • Lay us flat to dry.

  • Use a cool iron to smooth us out.

silk

Silk is a luxurious, soft fabric made of the strongest natural fibres in the world.

The benefits of silk are countless - it’s lightweight, delicate, wrinkle-resistant, drapes beautifully, and its smooth texture doesn’t attract dirt. The lustrousness and sheen of the fabric comes from the structure of the filament that resembles a triangular prism which refracts light from any angle. Silk holds dyes better than any fabric, resulting in beautiful, bright colors. It’s natural fibres also means that is hypoallergenic. The qualities of silk make the fibre the perfect pair for baby alpaca.

Silk is made of animal protein fibres, fibroin, the finest of which come from the mulberry silkworm whose namesake comes from its diet that consists entirely of mulberry leaves. The silkworms’ cocoons are unraveled into silk filaments that are “thrown” together into strong yarns that can then be woven together into silk fabric. The filaments are only 1/2500th of an inch in diameter, but almost one kilometer in length - this continuous length is what gives silk its incredible strength.

How to care for our ultra-light and luxurious silk & baby alpaca blend garments...

tips & tricks

  • We love that eco-friendly dry-cleaners are becoming more prominent! Avoid harsh chemicals and opt for organic solvents, like SOLVONK4.
  • Silk fibres are so strong and so delicate, all at the same time. Treat your silk garments gently and enjoy the luxurious fabric for years!

cheat sheet

  • Just dry-clean us. So simple.