We don't want to dye....

We don't want to dye....

At Herd Alpaca Apparel, we take pride in our commitment to sustainability and the unique beauty of natural alpaca fibres. Let me share some fascinating insights about our approach:

  1. Natural ColourwaysWe embrace the natural colour diversity of alpaca fleece. With 22 official colourways defined by the British Alpaca Society we already have a rich palette to work with. These colours are inherent to the alpacas themselves, and we believe they are more than enough to create exquisite yarns.
  1. Unique Hues: Our skilled partners at Two Rivers Mill in Northern Ireland understand the art of blending these natural colourways. By combining different alpaca fibres, we create gorgeous neutral hues that are truly beautiful. Each piece you purchase from Herd Alpaca Apparel tells a unique story and with only 20 items produced per design, you can be sure of a piece as individual as you.
  1. Sustainability Focus: Sustainability is at the core of our ethos. From grassroots practices on our land to meticulous animal management, we ensure that every step of the journey—from alpaca to apparel—is environmentally conscious. Our commitment extends to chemical-free, biodegradable, and recyclable products that stand the test of time.
  1. No Dyes NeededUnlike conventional textile dyeing processes, we don’t use any artificial dyes. By letting the natural alpaca colours shine, we reduce our environmental impact and celebrate the beauty of simplicity.

If you are curious to learn more about the impact of fabric dyeing on the environment I recommend this article that I came across recently.

Textile Dyes Pollution: The Truth About Fashion's Toxic Colours - Good On You

It reinforces our belief that embracing nature’s palette is not only beautiful but also responsible. So that's why we don't want to dye. Lucky you, lucky us, and lucky alpacas indeed!

 

 

 

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