Mt. Caesar Alpacas is committed to the sustainability of our planet. We use only ethically sourced materials in our designs. Our ALPACA products are all natural, made exclusively with 100% natural alpaca fiber which is grown and shorn annually, primarily by small family farmers in the Peruvian Highlands.
Natural fibers are of major economic importance to many developing countries and vital to the livelihoods and food security of millions of small scale farmers and processors, including 120,000 alpaca herding families in the Andes. By choosing natural fibers you boost the sector’s contribution to economic growth and help fight hunger and rural poverty.
A Peruvian Shepherd watches over her herd of alpacas in the Andes Mountains.
Comfort Focused Fashion. Functional Fashion. These are the new hot trends now that so many of us are working from home. We’re working more independently than ever, but we’re still engaging with co-workers and clients on Zoom calls, WebX and with our Microsoft Teams. Success at work and in our careers still means we need to look professional and pulled together, but we don’t necessarily want to adorn ourselves with uncomfortable suits, dresses and skirts. We want comfort, and we need function as we navigate this new hybrid world of working from home, and some, who are at the same time supporting children.
The solution? Beautiful, luxuriously soft and comfortable knits made from sumptuous baby alpaca fiber. At Mt. Caesar Alpacas our special knitting techniques, which have developed over years in the design and production business, along with supreme baby alpaca fiber deliver the ultimate in lux comfort. Our garments are knit to the highest standards as investment pieces that will last several seasons. But, they won’t break the bank, either.
Alpaca fiber is unique among all natural and man-made fibers. Over the centuries it has developed a hollow core, which serves to insulate alpacas from both cold and heat in extreme weather conditions, where temperatures can fluctuate dramatically over the course of just one day. This unique fiber keeps alpacas comfortable and does the same for you, when you wear our pure alpaca clothing.
At Mt. Caesar Alpacas, other than in our sock line, we never incorporate man-made synthetics into our garments. And there are good reasons for this. Pure baby alpaca fiber and royal alpaca fiber, which are the highest quality and finest alpaca fibers grown, are buttery soft and smooth. And by using this pure natural fiber exclusively in our garments, our clothing maintains the natural insulating characteristic of the fiber, thus keeping you comfortable – not too warm and not too cool – all day long.
Alpacas are never harmed for their fiber. Their fiber grows and is shorn annually, sorted, cleaned, and then spun into luxurious yarns, for production into our products. The alpacas are revered and are lovingly cared for by small family farmers throughout the Andes Mountains of Peru.
I encourage you, if you haven’t done so already, to try one of our knits. You’ll look great and feel great on those Zoom calls, all while feeling good that you’ve supported the artisans and farmers in the Peruvian Highlands who raise these very special and beloved animals.
Luxurious Alpaca Clothing in Contemporary and Classic Styles
Alpaca fiber is a renewable resource that grows yearly. Alpacas are sheared annually and produce four to six pounds of one of the world’s most luxurious fibers. Softer than silk and warmer, lighter and stronger than wool, it comes in 22 natural colors. Alpaca fiber has a hollow core. This allows the fiber to breathe. The hollow core also traps pockets of air which act as insulators against both cold and heat. For this reason, alpaca fiber is the only natural fiber that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Because alpaca fiber does not contain lanolin, it is naturally hypoallergenic. After the annual shearing, alpaca fiber is sorted into different fiber classifications. The highest quality, finest, and softest fiber is classified as ‘Baby Alpaca’. Mount Caesar Alpacas exclusively uses baby alpaca fiber in all its products.
Our custom designed Alpaca Socks, Alpaca Sweaters, Alpaca Clothing, Alpaca Shawls and other alpaca accessories are made from 100% baby alpaca fiber, with no synthetics. This makes our products environmentally friendly, and much stronger than other products you will find on the market. Our products are hand knit by artisans to the highest standards, and are made to last. With proper care, your Mt. Caesar Alpaca products will last a lifetime.