Wild Saint London is delighted to introduce their latest scarf collection of 100% Baby Alpaca Scarves. Rarer than cashmere and warmer than wool, baby alpaca is a sustainable and decadent fibre. This range of scarves is a continuation of the brands constant exploration of more responsible ways of working in fashion and are a Fibre to Finish collection and include undyed scarf options.
Despite its name baby alpaca wool does not come from baby alpacas but is a reference to the grade of the alpaca wool. Baby alpaca fibres come from the neck chest of adult alpacas and are finer than regular alpacas.
Fibre to Finish means that the entire production process is completed in the same community in a vertical integrated model to reduce transportation, co2 emissions and protect artisan skills of the Peruvian community.
Alpacas are a gentle land creature that do not damage the land when grazing. They eat the tops of grasses and other plants and do not rip them out from their roots like other grazers resulting in less disturbance and faster regrowth. Their feet have soft pads that do not damage the land with hoofs, in contrast to goats or sheep which can lead to desertification of the land.
The variation of natural colours allow for undyed colour options and the low grease content of their fibres allows for less water to be used in the cleaning process than other grazers, resulting in less pollution and less chemical usage. Alpaca fibres have a grease content as low as 2.8% to 3.9% with sheep grease content being as high as 9.5% to 27%.
Alpacas do not use land or water destined for food production as their natural habitation is 3800 meters above sea level, and this land is not suitable for agriculture and making alpaca more sustainable than vegetable fibres like cotton
This is why we are so excited to launch our new range of 100% Baby Alpaca scarves. Let yourself be seduced!