The Carmen is made of sustainably-sourced alpaca, but that’s only one thing that makes it special. Fine gauge yarns make it lightweight and comfortable, like a shawl, but a variety of subtle techniques give it a feeling of dense texture you’d expect from a much heavier garment. Variegated yarns, reverse-side knitting and criss-cross patterning all call attention to the rich textile feel of this slip-on eco-friendly jewel. A bohemian chic classic with a touch of elegance. Pure alpaca is soft and silky, but extremely tough. This poncho will never pill, and will keep looking new for many years. Comes in Brights or Earth Tones. Hand-Made in Bolivia.
Model is 5’9” with 34”Bust, 25”Waist, 36” Hips. Wearing a size Small
Alpaca – The Royal fibre of the Incas
Alpaca fibre comes from the alpaca, an animal like a llama that lives at high altitudes in Bolivia and Peru. Its lustrous, silky feel sets it apart from other fibres, and during the Inca Empire (1200 AD – 1532 AD), only the royal family could use clothing made of Alpaca.
Why buy Alpaca?
Alpaca is a rare fibre with limited production. It is warmer, softer and far more durable than wool. Due to its long fibre length, alpaca will never pill. Your Alpaca item is an investment that will still look beautiful many years after its purchase.
Alpaca is a Socially Responsible fibre
Alpaca is an ecologically sustainable “green” fibre. Alpacas graze freely as they have for millenia. The husbandry of alpaca sustains rural families in the highlands of Peru, enabling them to stay in their traditional homes.
How to care for your Alpaca clothing:
Alpaca is not delicate. Care for exactly like wool.
Hand-wash in cold water or dry-clean.
Lay flat to dry.
Store neatly folded – do not hang.
Store in a moth-free environment.
With this care, an Alpaca item will stand up to years of everyday usage with few signs of wear.
V-Neck poncho for women of 100% sustainable alpaca – not a blend: A true luxury wrap
Ladies poncho of silky alpaca is softer, warmer and more durable than sheeps wool; Will not pill, ever
Sophisticated Mexican poncho style with knitted stripes; hand made in Bolivia; Light weight
Hand Wash or Dry Clean; Knitted shawls and wraps of alpaca will look beautiful for many years.
At Invisible World we have been scouring the globe for the finest in wool, silk, Alpaca and cashmere for over 30 years. We are located in Juneau, Alaska but source and design products all over the world. We offer a 100% money-back guarantee.