We want your alpaca wool garment to have a long and happy life. For this to happen, we recommend that you follow the care instructions specific to your article of clothing.
We have divided our alpaca care guide into three sections to cover the basics: sweaters, scarves, and coats/ jackets. Additionally, we will cover the different alpaca knits to give you a better idea of what should most definitely be taken to the dry cleaners.
The following alpaca items are be dry-clean only.
Alpaca silk scarves and shawls should be dry-cleaned.
100% alpaca wool sweaters can be washed in the washing machine. Your alpaca sweater should be washed on the wool setting. If your washing machine does not have a wool setting, select the cold water and delicate settings. Remember to make your sweater inside-out and then insert your sweater in a mesh bag to avoid snagging. Lay your sweater flat to dry after washing.
Yes, you can wash your alpaca socks in the washing machine. Remember to put them inside-out and select the gentle cycle in cold water. Use a mild detergent. Do not use bleach or fabric softener. Do not use the dryer.
We recommend taking your alpaca coat to be dry cleaned.