Crazy Llama Alpaca Sleeveless Dog Sweater - Ethnic patterning takes inspiration from the Peruvian Llama. Llamas were domesticated in the Andean Highlands of Perú 4,000 years ago. The Llama design combines with ethnographic Peruvian symbols in a rhythmic fusion of color and history.
If you have a short-haired dog, he might feel the itch of sheep’s wool. Many people (and dogs) prefer alpaca fiber over sheep’s wool and here is why:
* Alpaca fiber is soft like cashmere, smoother than silk, warmer than goose down, lighter and more durable than wool.
* Alpaca Fiber comes in an extraordinary variety of natural colors and is stronger than sheep wool.
* Naturally hypoallergenic
* Alpaca fiber is water resistant.
* Wearable for those people who are allergic to wool.
Alqo Wasi is currently working with workshops composed by women from the regions of Puno and Ayacucho, in Peru. Stunning Incan designs in colors from the earth and sky.
*Please measure carefully as this boutique item is specially ordered. Measuring: Please measure from the back of the neck to the base of the tail and the width/girth of your dog's chest.
The Alpaca Fiber is a superb source of shine and texture. Alpaca is the only animal species worldwide, whose hair naturally displays a wide array of colors, going from black to white, through different shades of brown and gray, allowing the animal to blend with the Andean landscape. And the fleece dyes to glorious colors as well.
Alpaca is a sheared fiber, never skinned. Native Andean herdsmen shear them every other year at the onset of the rainy season. The first clip of the shearing alpaca is called baby alpaca. It provides a featherweight, heavenly soft fiber that is even more prized.
Alpaca Fiber is seven times stronger and three times warmer than merino wool. The fiber actually contains microscopic air pockets that contribute to the creation of lightweight apparel with very high insulation value. Alpaca is silky against the skin and heavenly smooth to the touch.
The Alpaca Fiber is hypoallergenic and lanolin free; it does not absorb or retain moisture and it often wearable for those people who are allergic to wool.
Our products offer more than a fashion statement, when you make a selection from our collections, not only are you choosing a beautiful piece of clothing and accessories, you are helping to preserve a remarkable and ancient cultural tradition. We also believe it is not only about being trendy and unique, but also keeping you and your baby warm in the best fibers of the world.
WASHING: Can be machine washed on Gentle Cycle with soft detergent or soap. Although we always recommend hand washing for a better life of the sweater. Lie flat, pull sides to shape, and let dry.