Garment Care

Garment Care and information

All the garments are hand-made in Peru. Some imperfections may occur which is typical of handcrafted products. Some items may vary slightly in colour from the photos.

For washing: we recommend placing your alpaca garment in a pillow case and washing at a wool setting. Do not tumble dry the clothes, lay them flat to dry.

Alpaca doesn't tend to loose its shape but we do recommend storing your garment folded flat in drawers as opposed to hanging on a clothes hanger.

Be careful when putting on your alpaca garment as it can snag easily on rings / jewellery.

A few amazing things about the noble fibre alpaca known as 'el oro de los Andes' - The gold of the Andes:

  • It doesn't tend to bobble or pill
  • It has a wonderful drape and the garment keeps its shape over the years
  • Alpaca has a shiny lustre to it
  • Alpaca feels so soft to the touch - customers comment it feels as soft as silk

 

Style notes:

The accent for autumn/winter 2010/11 has been on noble fibres, with
alpaca now challenging cashmere as the noble fibre of choice. Ingenious
blending of fibres has added to the soft, luxurious feel. New spinning
techniques are being deployed to produce yarns which are lighter,
airier and sof
ter.

Here is a customer comment:

I'll take alpaca over cashmere any day. It is greatly underestimated and one of the best investments anyone can make in clothing! My two year old poncho still looks brand new!

Allison, Dedham

Welcome to hummshop.com, the online fashion store for Humm Peruvian Knitwear where you will find luxurious alpaca clothing designed in England and hand-made by skilled artisans in Peru. Our extremely stylish collections include alpaca ponchos and wraps, alpaca snoods, berets and scarves and for the mens clothing collection, we have Peruvian ski hats, alpaca jumpers and scarves. For girls fashion we have gorgeous pom pom ponchos and accessories. Brandon Mably of the Kaffe Fasset Studio has designed an exclusive Designer collection for us, click here to see it! The best alpaca clothing online is right here!