All of our alpaca pieces are either hand-knit or manual machine-knit by small co-operatives throughout Peru. The soft strands of alpaca fiber are spun into yarn, dyed, and knit into unique cold weather accessories. Alpaca is the second most common animal fiber used in warm clothing around the world. Domesticated for thousands of years, alpacas have always been used for their incredibly soft, warm, and lustrous hair. The women who work with our partner group are able to integrate knitting accessories for Noonday into their daily lives in order to supplement their incomes. After spending time with the women who make these beautiful pieces possible, we can attest to the incredible skill, patience, and love that goes into every piece.
May 25, 2014