Alpaca Wool Knitted Stuffed Animal, Nelly the Sheep
Country of origin
35% Alpaca, 15% sheep wool, 50% polyacrylic fibre
Instead of counting sheep, cuddle Nelly the little sheep and gently disappear in the country of dreams!
Characteristics of Alpaca wool
- cuddly soft skin sensation
- particularly good in regulating temperature
- antibacterial (good skin tolerability)
Hand washing (Care instruction)
Hand-knitted cuddly toys from fairly obtained Alpaca wool
Our cuddly toys from Alpaca wool are knitted by women under the guardianship of the Non profit organization Manuela Ramos, in complex detailed work. The women’s rights organization trains the women regularly about their personality rights, but also in their arts and crafts. For their products the knitters receive a price, which is far over the usual market average. Thus the organization wants to smooth in the long term the way to a financial independence of women.
The used Alpaca wool comes from a sustainable livestock breading. Alpacas are valuable in Peru above all due to their wool, and therefore efforts are made to obtain its special quality. Alpacas live in the Andes, usually at over 4000 m height, where they are granted enough freedom of movement. The sheering usually follows old traditions and the centuries old experience is the reason why in exceedingly few cases an animal is damaged.