Current Trends

  • Muted Hues. We’re beginning to see a shift in tone as vibrant shades like Scarlett and Ruby and Poppy are giving way to softer pastels. Grey is starting to replace Blue as a first and middle color name du jour, while popular Violet has been joined by other vintage pale purplish hues. Another prediction:

  • In recent years, interest in baby alpaca fiber clothing has surged, perhaps partly because alpaca ranching has a reasonably low impact on the environment. The fashion industry is reinventing their standards bringing us a new eco-friendly trend, which goes perfect with Baby Alpaca clothing thanks to the processes involved in its production have an extremely small environmental footprint, making it one of the most eco-friendly fibers. The alpaca clothing has a natural elegance, strength, and its hypoallergenic, qualities that make of this fiber an excellent choice for those who suffer from allergies.

Terms & Techniques

  • Minimum openings range. $300+

Regional Traditions

  • AOW works with vendors from Bolivia and Peru who offer products in a variety of materials including 100% Baby Alpaca, llama, sheep’s wool, silk, and cotton. Machine or hand woven.

  • Alpaca wool is the natural fiber harvested from alpacas, a South American camelid. The yarn can be lightweight or heavy, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpaca fiber is naturally water-repellent and fire-resistant. Baby alpaca wool is also considered sustainable because of the alpacas’ low-impact grazing habits.    

  • AOW’s partner in Bolivia develops custom products for babies and children from 6 months to 8 years old are made from the finest Baby Alpaca wool, which is soft, warm and luxurious. They care about having a positive impact on the world and make their products with love and respect for the knitters who produce our garments, and the little ones who wear them and nature. AOW’s partners are Fair Trade certified, supporting 600 native knitters, over 90% which are women. Their mission is to support the livelihoods of our knitters trough fair wages, allowing their families to access better food, housing, healthcare and education. They also aim to support and preserve artisan craftsmanship and empower female heads of household.

Typical Pricing

  • Hats - $15+

  • Mittens - $10+

  • Baby Pillows -$51.00

  • Alpaca Toys - $29.00

  • Sweaters from $35.00 size 6 months to $47 size 8 Years

  • Pants from $30.00 size 6 months to $36.00 size 4 Years

  • Blankets $60.00