THE TREASURES OF THE ANDES

Perhaps the fresh air and walking around freely is the reason the alpacas of the Andes mountains have some of the softest natural fibers in the world..?

We wanted to create something new and exiting, another traveling companion for our hippie, graceful, free spirited woman. And so we did.

Perhaps the fresh air and walking around freely is the reason the alpacas of the Andes mountains have some of the softest natural fibers in the world..?

We wanted to create something new and exiting, another traveling companion for our hippie, graceful, free spirited woman. And so we did.

We found the amazing alpaca producers through a mutual friend, Vibeke Stolen Andrup. Vibeke started a collaboration with the two sisters Angela and Milu in 2011 in Peru to produce products made of the extraordinary and luxurious fibers of the alpaca, and now we had the pleasure of working with them! We are proud to say that these new items are designed in Norway and produced in Peru by only female entrepreneurs.

For Christmas we offer a limited edition of the beautiful Alpaca garments. You will find the Hippi Grace Wilma Diamond Poncho in 2 color ways, Ocean and Beach. In addition you get the Wilma Poncho in single colors, kaki, brown and pastel parch. The fabulous scarves are available in the single color kaki, brown and pastel parch. 

 

Let’s talk about the fabric. Baby Alpaca is an extraordinary fine, soft, durable and lightweight fiber which comes from the back of the adult alpaca. It’s named Baby Alpaca, because of the grading of how fine the fiber is.

Now, alpaca in itself is a fine fiber as well, but Hippi Grace have chosen to only use Baby Alpaca because the traits of these fibers makes the ponchos and scarves perfect when it comes to traveling and travelling attire, or if you just need an extra layer of warmth on a chilly night. Hippi Grace has designed the ideal grab- and- go pieces for both your comfort and your style. Our ponchos and scarves come in a few different colors, both solid and patterned, but in timeless colorways.

   

A little information about the Alpacas

The Alpaca produces one of the worlds finest and most luxurious natural fibers. They have their natural place in Peru’s ecosystem, living on the highlands of the Andes up to 5000 meters above sea level.

Baby Alpaca is naturally free of lanolin and other oils, so its not itchy. It is a natural fiber that both looks and feels luxurious. The Incas valued this fiber more than gold, and only the emperor could wear it in ancient times.

Alpacas are gently shorn by hand once a year during the warmer season. The fine fibers act as a thermal insulation; keeps you warm but is also breathable in warmer weather.

We hope you love our new products just as much as we do! And that you feel comfortable in a stylish layered look with our new Alpaca collection. We appreciate your thoughts so don’t be shy and tell us what you think in the comment section, on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Thank you for traveling along with us
-Hippi Grace

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