For a long time now, the scarf has become an essential part of our wardrobe. It can be used to finish off an outfit or as protection against the cold.
When it comes to luxury scarves, we have a few preconceptions. When we think of luxury, we immediately think of silk or cashmere. But there is another lesser known but equally luxurious material, alpaca fibre.
For many years, alpaca wool has been known to be luxurious, of extraordinary quality. In Peru, it is known as the "wool of the gods". In the past, only the Inca emperors had the privilege of wearing it, it was considered more precious than gold. Today, the advantages of alpaca wool are becoming more widely known and it is gradually spreading to the ready-to-wear sector.
Alpaca wool is one of the warmest wools available, about 7 times warmer than sheep's wool, yet much finer! For a luxury scarf, choose baby alpaca wool, one of the finest and softest fibres of alpaca wool (between 18 and 22 microns). Its thermoregulatory properties bring you comfort and warmth without making you sweat. The alpaca is an animal that lives in the Andes Cordillera, so it can face extreme temperatures in a single day, so its wool allows it to protect itself and withstand these variations. It is also hypoallergenic. Indeed, alpaca wool is the only wool that does not contain lanolin, a substance known to cause allergies. Here, it is quite possible to put alpaca wool directly on the skin, even the most sensitive, without risk of redness, irritation and itching.
Finally, alpaca wool is environmentally friendly. In addition to its low resource requirements, the alpaca is an animal that does not destroy pastures with its feet thanks to the cushions on its legs. When it feeds, it does not pull up the roots of the grass either, so it is easier for it to grow back. In contrast, the cashmere goat's hooves destroy the land on which it is standing and pull out the roots of the plants it feeds on. It must therefore be constantly moved to other areas. The ecological footprint of an alpaca is therefore low and the strength of its wool (4 times stronger than sheep's wool) makes it durable, with a long life span of several years.
Alpaca wool scarves for women from BellePaga have a timeless charm. They are the perfect complement to your elegant outfits and enhance your look. Moreover, their softness is incomparable and the fibre is considered one of the most prestigious in the world.
There are various types of scarves: long, short and circular, in a wide range of colours and patterns, so that there is something for everyone. They can be worn in cooler weather as well as in winter and cold weather. Their classic look allows you to wear them every year without them becoming out of fashion.
HOW TO WEAR YOUR SCARF?
Thanks to their size and extension, scarves can also be worn as a stole: half stole, half scarf. What a luxury, isn't it?
There are also many other ways of wearing a scarf: letting it hang down to its full length, wrapping it around your neck with both sides hanging down, or tying it up like Lenny Kravitz.
The colour of the scarf can either match your outfit, or be different to bring a bit of fun to it.
Alpaca wool scarves do not pilling and are resistant. In order to care for them properly, choose a dry or hand wash (between 10 and 20 degrees) with a shampoo for delicate wools. Also, space out the washings so as not to put too much strain on the fibres. In this case, you can also use a wool conditioner spray. Drying in a dryer is not recommended. Instead, air dry flat. For more information on how to care for your alpaca wool scarf, go to this page.