Our 100% baby alpaca throw hails from Peru. Alpacas are members of the South American camelid family which also includes llamas, guanacos and vicunas. They are indigenous to the highlands of the Andes where their breeding is a vital component of the economy for a large sector of the population. Alpacas are prized for their natural, luxurious, silky, soft and durable fiber that is biodegradable and hypoallergenic.
Alpacas are bred especially for their fiber. They are natural vegetarians and graze on vegetation typically found on high altitude moorlands. Fewer than one alpaca exists per acre; their impact on the environment is therefore minimal. No harm is caused to the alpacas during the sheering process, which occurs only once every 12 months. After the fiber is collected it is hand sorted into grades by a cooperative of highly trained women. The very finest grade is called “baby alpaca,” which is reserved for our lightweight and warm throws.
Our alpaca throws are a luxuriously soft addition to your home or travel bag. Every purchase directly supports our artisan partners in Peru, who sustainably source and weave each throw for Meridian.
This 100% baby alpaca throw is 50” x 70” with a 3” fringe on each end.
Dry clean only.