To wash a baby alpaca sweater, you have three options:
Not all fabrics are created equal. The following instructions work for our 100% Baby Alpaca Sweaters. If your sweater has additional materials mixed in or is very lightweight, consider reading the label instructions.
As a Peruvian shop owner that specializes in baby alpaca, I do have a lot of experience with washing baby alpaca sweaters.
I toss my husband's baby alpaca sweater in the washing machine and recommend this to my customers. Unless you have a very lightweight baby alpaca sweater or one with a very loose knit, it's fine to use the gentle cycle, a mesh bag, mild detergent and cold water.
David, my husband and biggest supporter, has been wearing his dark green 100% Baby Alpaca Sweaters for over FOUR years. He wears it almost daily to the shop, while running errands, and out when it's time to throw the frisbee with Paco, our border collie. Honestly, it is shocking how well the sweater lasted... I washed it weekly.
Admittedly, after the fifth year of regular use it finally began to show wear at waistline because pockets. I was more than happy to replace his 100% Baby Alpaca Sweater. He now has a new one in the same model and color. I cannot endorse this sweater enough as it is a beautiful investment piece that is also easy to care for.
You can check-out David (modeling his sweater) below!