Please note due to tanning process used on the fur these rugs cannot be washed. Dry Clean Only! Alternatively to restore the fur to former glory simply brush Talcum Powder through the fur with a pet brush (available from any good pet store).
Alpaca Fur: The alpaca fur used in our products is ethically sourced. The alpacas from which the skins are removed are not killed for their fur. There is a tradition in Peru which has developed as a result of the death of weaker and very young alpaca in the harsh Andean Winters. Alpaca roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where temperatures can plummet in the winter. The fur that we source is mainly from baby alpacas – or “cria” – which have died of natural causes. The farmers do not kill their baby alpacas for their skins because it is not financially viable for them to do so, their skins are tiny. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.