Alpaca Travel Shawl (by Samantha Holmes)


Brand: Samantha Holmes

A design classic, this generous shawl comes pre-rolled in a matching drawstring bag to make a neat little travel pillow. Deliciously light blend of Baby Alpaca (70%) and Bamboo fibre (30%), the shawl is silky soft, light and hypoallergenic.

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This is a fantastic design very versatile weightless soft Travel Shawl cleverly rolled inside a matching bolster bag which not only protects it when not being worn it can also be used as a pillow or back support - perfect for travelling.  Don’t forget Alpaca is Hypoallergenic. Ideal no matter the season. Comes with a card sleeve illustrating various style uses.

A must.... Perfect for New Mums - hypoallergenic for baby
                    OR breastfeeding discretely
                if you're going on holiday or flying.  
                or going to a Wedding
                or a Special gift.

Info Alpacas are not killed for their fur. The fur is mainly from baby Alpacas - or “cria” - which have died of natural causes as the weaker animals often perish in the harsh Andean winter. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt

Alpaca improves with age. This products will not always feel as soft and supple when new as it will with continued wear. Do not trust other “softer” alpaca products which may contain acrylic. This will initially give a softer feel, but it will pill and ball very quickly. Not all washing machines are the same therefore cannot guarantee the result. For knitted items, whilst it is possible to machine wash some garments on a 30º cool wash cycle, place in a gauze laundry bag with a mild detergent such as baby shampoo is recommended. Wash for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse in lukewarm water, always pressing, not wringing the fabric. Wrap the item in a clean dry towel to absorb excess moisture. Reshape as necessary and lay flat to dry. Do not hang your wet alpaca garment as it will stretch. For very stubborn stains, please take your item to a professional dry cleaner.

The best way to store your knitted alpaca is in a sealed, but breathable bag in a cool place. Never put it away dirty as perspiration, hair gel and food stains etc.To guard against moths in the knitted items, we recommend Cedar chips or balls as cedar oil is a known deterrent to moths, Moths die when the temperature goes below 8º. Moths hate light and being disturbed. Their life cycle is about 21 days, so every month, we recommend you shake out your garment and leave in bright sun light. Larvae are strongly repelled by light, and will fall from clothing when they cannot find protection.