Apple Tree Sweater
A BABY ALPACA WOOL
Alpaca wool is the natural fiber harvested from alpacas, a South American camelid. The yarn can be lightweight or heavy, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, lu- xurious and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpaca fiber is naturally water-repellent and fire-resistant. Baby alpaca wool is also considered sustainable because of the alpacas’ low-impact grazing habits.
NANAY is a Bolivian company dedicated to the production of Alpaca and Llama knitted baby and children clothing. Nanay is a socially conscious company, and Fair Trade certified. We work with 600 native local knitters who are heads of family and provide the main income to their homes. 90% of our knitters are women. Their main mission is to constantly create jobs and increase hand labor. Nanay’s work method has encouraged knitters to become entrepreneurs by establishing their own small enterprise. Every workshop that works with Nanay is a legally established independent company leaded by the head knitter. Each entrepreneur has learned to manage their group of knitters and to grow their working capacity by increasing the number of persons in their workshop, therefore creating more jobs and hand labor. The passion and enthusiasm that the Nanay team puts in the work, makes Nanay products knitt by happy people to make people happy.