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my alpaca Copenhagen

Alpaca Chullo Hat (6-24m)

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Pistachio
Light Grey
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Hand knitted fisherman style baby hat in the softest organic baby alpaca. Beautiful snug fit. Baby alpaca fibre on a baby's head = the best smell in the world! 

Baby alpaca fibres are incredibly soft and lightweight. It is known for providing super insulation due to the microscopic air pockets in the fibres, therefore it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The same air pockets make the fibres feel as light as air and yet the fibre is very strong, meaning it lasts longer than most other similar fibres like wools, cashmere and silk. With care, my alpaca Copenhagen garments will become heirloom pieces that you will pass down through the generations. 

The importance of a bonnet: A newborn babies head is relatively large compared with the rest of its body which means that the heat loss through the head is significant. A bonnet helps to keep baby's temperature stable. It also protects the baby from the surrounding noise of the environment. A fitted bonnet also massages the baby's head in a soothing way similar to the effect of the womb during pregnancy. Ruskovilla Finland

Sizes: 80 (6-12m), 92 (12-24m)

Colours: Light Grey, Pistachio

Brand: my alpaca Copenhagen 
Designed in: Denmark
Origin of fibre: Peru
Country of manufacture: handmade in Peru
Certifications: PERU Fairtrade certified, Oeko Tex certified 100 (organic certification N/A: the pristine highlands on which alpaca naturally graze cannot be assessed for certification as they are non-agricultural
Fabric structure: 100% organic baby alpaca 

Dyes: Ökotex Standard 100: without optical brighteners, not chemically finished
100% Biodegradable: Yes
Machine Washable: No (see our guide to washing wool)

Care: wash only when required. Handwash in cool water with gentle wool shampoo, press moisture out in a towel, reshape and dry flat. 

my alpaca Copenhagen garments are handmade by skilled and organised groups of Peruvian women, following strict quality standards. They train and work with groups of women, promoting better livelihoods for them and their families. They use only fair-trade practices.

Their Peruvian baby alpaca fibre comes from animals that graze the Andes naturally as they have done for many generations and are managed by small holders at altitudes of 3000-5000m. At those heights food cannot be grown so alpaca farming provides an income to families. Since the area is not cultivated or chemically fertilised or the animal's diet supplemented with feed, they graze on organic mountains although Organic Certification is not possible in those conditions. The animals are sheared by hand once a year. 

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