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Sol Alpaca creates handmade fashions and home décor pieces using fine Peruvian fibers sourced from South American alpacas and vicunas. These animals, closely related to llamas, are highly regarded for the exceptionally soft insulating fleece they produce. The use of these strong natural fibers is not only a nod to the rich crafting history of the Peruvian culture of South America. Moreover, the objective of this brand is to create high-quality garments that are both luxurious and contemporary.
In keeping with the idea of cultural preservation, Sol Alpaca also supports a number of social projects benefitting the people of Peru. One such initiative seeks to teach the art of weaving and textile design to schoolchildren in both rural and urban Peruvian communities. Business professionals even go so far as to provide these young people with information about entrepreneurship and marketing strategies. Ultimately, the hope is that these children acquire the know-how and skills necessary to keep the weaving tradition alive, as a hobby or even a means of income. Another program, the Mirasol Project, aims to improve living conditions for disadvantaged youth living in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Specifically, Mirasol helps impoverished children in this area attend school and gain access to adequate health care services. Many of the kids who receive aid are the children of alpaca shepherds.
Sol Alpaca was established in 2004 as a venture of Michell & Co., the world’s leading exporter of alpaca fibers. The label retails online as well as through a chain of stores by the same name in Peru. Since its inception, the brand has remained committed to eco-friendly production practices and the creation of exclusive designs made with the latest technology. In fact, each year well-known designer Fariba Heydari travels the globe seeking inspiration for new and updated collections.
Bestselling Sol Alpaca catalog items for women include tunic sweaters, cardigans, capes, overcoats, scarves and fringed ponchos. These styles feature a variety of textured patterns and tightly knit cable designs. Anyone who loves vibrant and cheerful colors will find a rainbow of hues from which to choose. The sophisticated menswear collection provides not only sweaters and cardigans, but classic overcoats woven with baby alpaca fiber. Other unique items like the zippered fleece vests sell as part of a Sol Alpaca men’s seasonal line. With the days growing shorter and temperatures dropping rapidly at this time of year, Sol Alpaca pieces would prove welcome staples for any fall wardrobe.
I received this scarf and it has an intricate design patter with one side being slightly lighter in color than the other. The fringe adds the final piece of flair and really makes it stand out in a crowd. It provides the added bonus of being warm! I can wear this with any wardrobe and it will be just fine.
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One lucky The Stuff of Success reader will win a$100 Sol Alpaca gift card. The prize will be sent directly to the winner from the sponsor. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipping. The giveaway will run until 11/22/15 at 11:59pm EST. Any taxes or other charges that may be part of the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility. The giveaway is open to United States residents over age 18. We reserve the right to cancel any giveaway. No purchase is necessary. One entry per person per household. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.