Alqo Wasi is devoted to creating timeless and authentic pieces made of luxurious alpaca fiber blends. Alpaca wool, one of the world’s most luxurious fibers, is a jewel amid all the synthetic fibers and harsh materials found in our everyday lives.
Softer than cashmere and warmer than merino wool, alpaca fiber is naturally lightweight, hypoallergenic and serves as a natural thermostat by using microscopic air pockets to trap body heat in cooler temperatures and to release heat in warmer weather.
Hand-washing is the gentlest method of cleaning an alpaca garment. Follow these four steps and your purchase will give your four legged companion years of luxurious comfort and wear.
1. Gently wash in warm water with a mild soap or shampoo and thoroughly rinse in water of the same temperature. Specialcare must be taken as wet alpaca fabric can weaken and stretch out of shape. Never wring or twist. Gently press excess water from garment.
2. Lay it on a dry towel. Ease the garment back into shape and roll up in the towel. Press to remove excess water and repeat this step with a second towel.
3. Lay the sweater flat to dry on a fresh, dry towel, until thoroughly air dried.
4. Never hang an alpaca sweater as it will stretch the garment out of shape. Lay flat in a drawer or on a shelf.
If stains persist: Dry cleaning may be the only solution.
We do not recommend machine washing. In the event you decide to use washing machine please secure the garment in a tied pillowcase and set on gentle cycle; cool water. Do not use drying machine.
50% Alpaca, 45 % Acrylic, 5% Wool.
Shadings and variations are common in handmade products.
Fiona Reid –
I was introduced to Alqo Wasi last winter and loved the knits and their distinctive patterns. I was drawn to the subtle colours in this Circle of Life sweater for this winter, but also the sizing and fit are perfect for my wirehaired dachshund, with a really good length for a longer hound. The alpaca is super-soft and cosy, and to be honest I’d thought this soft finish might mean that these knits aren’t as hard wearing, but this jumper has been worn lots over this winter and washes beautfully. (Last winter’s jumpers still look great too.) Which is why this gets 5 stars: great design and fit, cosy enough for our UK winters, but also this wears and washes so well that it’s really practical.