Sustainable Fabrics: Learn more

Forever is not an option

We can no longer rely on fabrics that take hundreds of years to disintegrate, in this sense, forever is not an option. We do not have “forever” to make this change, we need to start now.

Knowing that the most polluting processes of the life cycle of textiles are production and disposal, it is extremely important for us to choose fabrics that do not entail the usage of harmful toxic chemicals. This avoids polluting the environment during production as well as landfill waste, because once burnt, the toxic materials blended in the fabric spread in the atmosphere, altering air quality.

Hence, our coats approach to fabrics is simple, all our chosen textiles are either biodegradable or recycled. We believe that biodegradable fabrics are the best approach to sustainable clothing as they are fully naturally made and can disintegrate without leaving harmful traces on our planet.  

Safi sustainable alpaca wool jacket with coconut buttons on model

The second-best alternative is using recycled materials. This prevents toxic chemicals to be burnt in landfills, and instead gives them a second life. This is linked to the concept of circular economy, a system that encourages the re-use of materials. Why bring more into the planet when there is already so much wasted potential out there?

Our current collection consists of two main fabrics. Naturally dyed alpaca wool for the exterior and rayon, a cellulose fibre made from plants (i.e. pine trees, bamboo), for the inner lining. Accompanied by buttons and buckles made with regenerated vegetable fibres from recycled paper. These are all biodegradable!

fitted brown sustainable alpaca wool coat with buckle made out of vegetable fibres on model

Why Alpaca Wool?

1. It's a more hollow fiber than sheep wool so it has more space to trap in heat which makes it naturally warmer than other types of wool. This makes alpaca wool 3 times more insulating than sheep's wool.

2. It doesn't have lanolin, the agent which makes sheep wool itchy at times, and it's therefore much softer and 100% hypoallergenic.

3. The hollow fibers naturally push the water away, the water essentially evaporates as a result of the structure and warmth of the alpaca fiber. So, while alpaca is not waterproof, it is considered water-repellent. It is also naturally windproof!

4. It has 23 different shades of natural colors and also reacts well to natural dyes. 

5. It's all natural and biodegradable!

Find more benefits of Alpaca Wool on our Blog

  • Softer, Lighter, Warmer, Natural.

  • We order our Alpaca Wool from Incalpaca, a well established Peruvian supplier recognized for fair and sustainable practices.

Softer, Lighter, Warmer, Natural.

We order our Alpaca Wool from Incalpaca, a well established Peruvian supplier recognized for fair and sustainable practices.