Sue gives a lovely testimonial for HUMM Alpaca Knitwear

Jun 20 2011

Sue Butcher from the Ukelele group Bijoux Touts gave us this great testimonial. She bought a magenta alpaca poncho and loves it!

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A great testimonial for HUMM Alpaca Knitwear

Jun 20 2011

Here is Lorna talking about why she loves HUMM Alpaca Knitwear

She had just bought her THIRD purchase - a peacock batwing jumper, from HUMM so we asked her what she liked so much about her alpaca knitwear (growing) collection!

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Jun 14 2011

HUMM Alpaca Wrap competition winner, Katherine de Riera says this about her pale blue celeste pashmina wrap:

Thankyou very much for my lovely pashmina! its so beautiful and soft! I love it!

HUMM Alpaca knitwear scarfs on hooks

Quick, stocks are running low!

We have very very low stocks now and we are offering the wraps at half price  - ONLY £37.50- so the disappointed competition entrants can have a chance to buy their own.

The Flash Sale is on from Monday 13th June until Friday 17th June.

Buy yours now before your favourite colour runs out!

Click here for the link…

Good luck and enjoy Ascot / your best friend’s wedding / the garden party / just generally being warm in the British summer whilst looking exceptionally stylish!!

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Funky Father’s Day competition

Jun 13 2011

Following the success of our ‘Win a pashmina‘ competition, we are pleased to announce the next one….for a funky dad! Win a chullo (earflap ski hat).

Humm Alpaca chullo

Win me! Win me!!

To enter is simple, you just have to post this message on Twitter:

Follow,RT & become a #FB fan to be in draw to #WIN a chullo hat Ends 16/6/11


For those of you who are already Facebook fans, press ‘LIKE’ to this post to be entered!

The comments from our pashmina competition winner Katherine De Riera are:

Thankyou very much for my lovely pashmina! its so beautiful and soft! I love it!

So maybe YOU can be the next winner! Good luck.

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HUMM Alpaca event this Saturday!

Jun 10 2011

Is anyone in Suffolk this weekend?

On Sat 11th we’re exhibiting at The Great Garden Event, Preston Hall, Sudbury, CO10 9NG.

Do come along and see us and our lovely knitwear (en vivo y en directo)  ’live and direct’!

HUMM Alpaca Knitwear batwing jumper

The lovely lagoon alpaca batwing jumper!

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We have a pashmina competition winner!

May 31 2011


HUMM Alpaca knitwear scarfs on hooks

We have a winner, but which one will Katherine choose?!!

Katherine De Riera has just won a HUMM Alpaca/Silk Pashmina!

If you are out there Katherine, please get in touch at with your colour choice and address! Don’t forget you must send us in a photo of you in your new Pashmina so we can post it here! ;-)

For those of you who really liked the pashminas and are disappointed not to have won, we are offering them for half price (ONLY £37.50) til the end of the week.

Hurry whilst stocks lasts, and we will do another comp very soon!! Thank you all of you who entered, we really appreciate your entries and liking and retweeting!

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Become an Mumpreneur!

May 16 2011

Amanda Ruiz is a ‘mumpreneur’ – she is the mother of two children under 6 and loves the challenges of running a successful business as well as the household with her Peruvian husband, Manuel.

Amanda with her two kids

When they had their first child, they were given lots of beautiful brightly coloured knitwear from Manuel’s relatives.

Bright peruvian knitwear poncho

Son Felix modelling the first ponchos!

The gifts were ponchos, chullos (earflap hats) and cardigans which were very widely admired as they didn’t look like the usual mass produced fare on the high street.

HUMM Alpaca Knitwear socks

Amanda was inspired to share her new discovery here in the UK and set about sourcing traditionally made knitwear using the Peruvian fibre, alpaca (cousin to the llama) which is native to the Andes mountains of South America.

Amanda Ruiz helping to sort the alpaca fleece

Amanda Ruiz helping to sort the alpaca fleece in Peru

Being a mumpreneur means a lot of time and dedication is given to the business  - she knows that only too well as Amanda’s mother did the same  and founded Janet Coles Beads, a highly successful mail-order business which started life as a cottage industry.

Janet Coles Beads HQ!

Janet Coles working away at Janet Coles Beads HQ back in the 80s!

It soon took off and the company moved to larger premises but in the early years Amanda saw her mother working extremely hard when she came home from school,  winning awards, managing staff and on a daily basis receiving sack loads of letters from customers placing orders and taking part in the Janet Coles Beads Community.

Janet Coles Beads catalogue

A copy of one of the many mail order catalogues from Janet Coles Beads

It was a fantastic opportunity to learn the strong work ethic, see the nitty gritty of a business being run and often to have a go at selling the jewellery that she personally created. On a few occasions Amanda was sent to the headmistress for creating the latest playground craze – such as colourful tiny beaded bracelets as she sold them in the playtime breaks without prior permission! Well, that was the beginnings of the entrepreneur spirit!

Well, is there an entrepreneur burning inside you? Do you have an idea that you would like to make the latest craze? Check out this website for some excellent advice and tips on how to run your own business whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance, happy kids and partner!

Good luck!

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HUMM Competition! Win an alpaca and silk pashmina!

May 11 2011

Attending the races, a wedding or just needing a bit of colour in your wardrobe?  Win one of our amazing silk and alpaca pashminas available at

We have a wonderful range of colours, see below:

Now you can choose your very own HUMM Alpaca and silk pashmina if you win our simple competition prize draw. All you need to do is become a Facebook Fan, Follow us on Twitter (we are @hummknitwear) and Retweet the following to be in the draw:

“COMPETITION: Follow,RT & become a Facebook fan to be in the draw to WIN a PASHMINA Draw 31/05”

Good luck!

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Fun at the Fair with HUMM Alpaca Knitwear!

May 08 2011

It may have been a sunny day but it didn’t stop people from checking out our lovely range of lightweight HUMM alpaca knitwear, fit for any day in the UK!

HUMM Alpaca Knitwear summer pop up shop

The batwing jumpers were very popular purchases as were the last few remaining Brandon MablyDesigner Coatigans.

HUMM Alpaca Knitwear batwing jumper

The gorgeous alpaca/silk pashmina wraps flew off the pegs as people stocked up for weddings and summer parties.

HUMM Alpaca Knitwear pashmina wraps

We are doing more summer events in June so we will keep you posted, or email for more information.

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Summer Fete! Sat May 7th, 2011

May 03 2011

Can you join us this Saturday at the  St Helena Hospice Summer Fete in Colchester?

We will be setting up our pop up shop to show the thousands of visitors the fantastic array of colours our alpaca and silk pashminas come in, as well as the all too essential alpaca jumpers and cardigans that we really DO need despite it being ‘pre-summer’!

HUMM Alpaca Knitwear cardigans on show!

Lovely HUMM Alpaca Knitwear customers looking amazing!

Here are the details of the fete:

A family day within the beautiful grounds of the Hospice. Food, drink, children’s activities and great entertainment.
Free entry (donations welcomed) from 11am until 3pm.

For additional information please contact the Fundraising Office on 01206 791740.

See this link:

We hope to see you there!

Also check out the event invite on Facebook

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