A collaboration between Bolivian alpaca farmers, cooperatives and the L.A.-based brand Industry of All Nations. Naturally soft, warm and hypoallergenic. Wool harvested, loomed and knit in Bolivia. Available in black or white. (
Los Angeles-based, globally-minded Industry of All Nations partnered directly with a Bolivian cooperative headquartered in a rural area outside of the capital, La Paz, to create these cozy beanies. The cooperative works with cottage industry alpaca farmers to shear, sort and clean the fleece. Local residents then machine-weave the wool to create the beanies.
Alpacas, native to South America, are prized for fleece similar to sheep’s wool, though softer and warmer. Because alpacas do not secrete lanolin (oils from the skin glands of sheep), the fleece is naturally hypoallergenic.
Dry clean recommended. May be washed gently by hand with a mild detergent, then laid flat to dry. Do not tumble dry.
Three brothers from Argentina founded this Los Angeles company in order to rethink how global consumer products should be made. Appropriately called Industry of All Nations, they travel the globe and do extensive research in order to connect and partner with family businesses and traditional manufacturers.
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