Alpaca Pooch was born in 2008 when I tried to find a sweater for my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Puppy. I wanted something classic, stylish and good quality but at an affordable price. When I couldn't find anything I liked I put two and two together, after all Concepts of Peru (now known as The Alpaca Wardrobe) have been making Alpaca Knitwear for 'their owners' for over 10 years. So I started work on a small collection that would complement our existing range of accessories.
We have continued to develop the range of quality knitwear and now have a collection of garments for dog and owner that you can both enjoy.
Daniel the Spaniel is 5 now and I couldn't imagine how he would have changed my life and influenced the direction of the business.
Native to the Andes in South America, the Alpaca has a hollow fibre that keeps them warm on cold nights and cool on warm days. The animals are shorne once a year and the fleece is processed in a similar way to wool. It is lanolin free and considered hypoallergenic. Once worn by Inca nobility and Queen Victoria herself it really is a superior fibre that we can now all enjoy.