Shop the La Sierra Alpaca Maya Long Tee, a short-sleeve knit top with rolled edges. Made from a blend of Alpaca and Cotton, the short-sleeve Maya Knit Top is light and breathable.
The perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. 4-5 cm longer than the Maya Crop.
Hand-knitted by women in the Andes Mountains of Southern Peru, keeping alive their traditional fibre and textile skills. Shop eco-friendly, sustainable Alpaca fibre Winter Jumpers here at eco.mono
La Sierra Alpaca values:
For a true fit pick your usual size, is you prefer your jumpers over sized you can go a size up.
Size Small = Aus 8
Size Medium = Aus 10
Size Large - Aus 12
SIze XL = Aus 14
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The fleecy coat of the Alpaca is renowned for being among the softest in the world. It has been used for centuries in the Andes Mountains of South America (locally called La Sierra) and was used by the Incas as a fabric for royalty. The long, silky Alpaca fleece is stretchy and delicate, with a smooth cuticle that makes it incredibly soft against the skin. It makes a lustrous, luxurious fabric and can be knitted as a pure fibre, or blended with other fibres such as cotton or silk for either knitting or weaving. Its soft, silk-like qualities are embraced around the world.
Why choose Alpaca?
Alpaca fleece is celebrated for its stylish, long-length cut, its warm, rich colours and incredible tactility. Naturally pure, it has a wonderful feel. It is lightweight and very, very soft – it’s like a warm, emotional connection to the animals it comes from and the people who make it.
The fibre has a durable, hollow core that traps pockets of air. These act as insulators against both cold and heat, making a breathable fabric which keeps the wearer warm in cold weather and cool in warmer weather - an ideal trans-seasonal fibre.
Alpaca fleece has a smoother shaft than goat fibres such as cashmere and mohair, or sheep wool that can be prickly against the skin. It does not contain lanolin and is said to be naturally hypoallergenic, so can be worn by most people with allergies or sensitive skin.
Meet The Artisans
La Sierra currently works with artisans from two different communities in South America: the Quechua indigenous people from the Andes Mountains of Northern Ecuador, and the Aymara indigenous people from the Lake Titicaca District in Southern Peru.
Following Fair Trade practices, we help these artisans directly to make a sustainable living for their families, to send their children to school and to provide much-needed health care.