Artesano Alpaca yarns come from Peru and Bolivia and are purchased by this family-run business from companies and co-operatives that have the interests of their workers at heart. The Artesano ethical trade policy also extends to shipping - Artesano yarns are brought to the UK by sea rather than air, thus helping to protect the environment too.
Alpaca wool is lighter and softer than Cashmere and stronger, warmer and more durable than wool. This naturally organic fibre is free from lanolin and dander making it hypoallergenic, perfect for those with wool allergies and for babies. It is also naturally flame retardant.