Merino wool is the best quality sheep wool available, obtained from the merino sheep.
We use merino wool from free-range sheep living on the pastures of Uruguay. Moreover, Uruguay is a mulesing-free country. Mulesing is used to “protect” merino sheep against flystrike for which purpose patches of the sheep’s skin are removed without any form of painkiller.
Alpaca wool is a luxurious natural fiber obtained from the alpaca. The alpaca is a cousin of the llama native to the Andean region of Latin-America. It is an incredibly soft and silky material, often mentioned as the Latin-American version of cashmere. The most important advantages versus sheep wool are:
Our alpaca wool is sourced from Ecuador and Peru, from free-range alpacas living in their natural habitat, the South-American Andes. The alpacas are shorn once per year by hand, which is not painful for the animal.