How it's Made
Born in Britain. Made in Britain.
Take a scroll though all of the processes needed to make our knitwear. It takes a whole year for the fleece to be harvested from our alpacas who grow stunning, soft and luxurious fibre. A lot will go into each process and all stages support manufacturing in Great Britain.
Our alpacas are born in England and are all purchased from experienced alpaca breeders. We then look after them all year, feeding and caring for them every day.
We hire professional shearers for the day who travel to us. They remove the fleece from the alpaca. Great care is taken to ensure this is stress free and kind. The boys really are glad to remove all of that warm fibre when it starts to get hot in June.
We then sort through the fleeces and remove any vegetation the alpaca has collected. Only the blanket fleece (this is the area on the alpacas back) goes into production. This is the best part of fleece so will ensure the quality on our products end result.
After sorting the fleece we put the fibre into very large sacks and send it to the spinners who are based in Cornwall, England.
This is the point in the making that gets a little more complicated. The fibre is scoured and the suri and huacaya is blended together, removing more vegetation and any poor quality fibre.
Once the fleece has been carded it is rolled into rovings. These look like long tubes of fibre that are coiled together ready for the spinning process.
The yarn is then spun onto cones and a thicker yarn can be made when the yarn is twisted together. This makes chunkier yarn ready for the knitting process.
The yarn then arrives with us on cones ready for it to go for manufacturing into cosy knitwear. The yarn has not been treated with any chemicals or oils.
The yarn is then knitted on a machine with our bespoke design, creating a chunky knitted product.
To finish our products we sew on our logo patch and hand make all of our super fluffy pom poms. After all of this we package our products in beautiful branded boxes wrapped in tissue paper to protect the knitwear while it travels to you.