Wonderfully soft and warm alpaca leg warmers are made of 100% Suri alpaca yarn.
Our suri alpaca yarn is slightly fluffy and it makes the most beautiful leg warmers. These stylish are also suitable for neat dressing to warm your calves. They are also wonderful when lounging on the couch at home or moving around in the freezing cold of winter. The undyed and untreated alpaca fiber retains all its properties typical of alpaca fiber.
Leg warmers are a great gift idea for a loved one!
Tip: Try using the leg warmers as sleeves.
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The Suri alpaca is its own genetic breed. Less than 10% of the world's alpacas are Suri alpacas. Suri alpaca yarn is made in Peru, because most of the world's Suri alpacas belong to the herds of the indigenous people living in the mountains of Peru.
Suri alpaca fiber has a unique structure and is mainly used in the production of the world's most valuable fabrics. It enables the production of thin, uniform quality yarn. The finer the alpaca fiber is, the more comfortable it feels against the skin.
Alpaca fiber is a fat-free, hollow fiber with particularly good heat regulation ability. That's why alpaca knits and woven alpaca fabrics are warm, breathable and light. Alpaca fiber repels water and dirt, and odors do not stick to it.
You get genuine natural products from us. All the colors we use are natural shades of alpaca wool. Even the black thread is completely undyed. Undyed, hypoallergenic and antibacterial fiber is also suitable for people with sensitive skin and allergy sufferers. Because the dyeing process is omitted, only little water is used in production and, apart from detergent, no chemicals at all.
We import Suri alpaca yarns from Peru. The spinning mill Michell Group, our partner, guarantees ethical alpaca breeding. All breeders who supply Michell Group with alpaca fiber have been awarded the RAS label (Responsible Alpaca Standard).
The knitwear is easy to maintain: keep, air and keep.
Store the sweater in an airy and dry place, protected from pests. The knitwear is refreshed and smoothed by clever steaming. The sweater can also be brushed with a clothes brush intended for delicate sweaters.
If necessary, stain removal and/or washing with wool detergent by hand or with the washing machine's hand wash program at +30°C.
Remember that we have a repair service. In case of damage, send your sweater to be repaired. This is how we together increase the useful life of knitwear and save nature.
And when your favorite sweater is completely worn out, we accept it as a material to be processed again.
All orders are sent within 1-6 weekdays from the date of order, except during our holiday/ vacation time.
Handling and postage is 10 € in Finland (free >180 €), 30 € in Europe.
The subscriber has a 14-day exchange and return right. The right to exchange and return applies to unused and salable products in their original packaging.
Ruukkin Kehräämö's Alpaca Royal fiber is undyed. Each color is the true color of the original wool producing animal. Altogether, there are 22 basic colors of alpacas. This guarantees a wide and stunningly beautiful color palette.
Non-dyeing is an advantage of fiber, yarn and, above all, the finished knit. Harsh chemical processes; bleaching, dyeing, post-treatments and washing wear down the fibers and break their surface structure. The properties of the natural, minimally processed alpaca fiber are transferred directly to the garment. That's why Ruukkin Kehräämö's knitwear is not dyed.
When the knit reaches the end of its life cycle, the fiber continues its life. Undyed, non-chemically treated alpaca fiber is 100% biodegradable. Knitwear can also be torn back into fibers and recycled for reuse.
2. Why do our products have a delivery fee?
We want you not to make a hasty purchase decision, but to be sure of your choice when ordering the product. In Finland, up to 50% of e-commerce orders are returned. Postage has been found to significantly reduce the number of returns.
On average, the largest emissions of clothes sold in an online store come from the product itself (~83%), but transportation produces 14% of the emissions. If the product is returned, the transport emissions are doubled.
So we want to act responsibly both towards our customers and the environment. When you buy less, carefully and with better quality, the environment and your wallet will thank you.
We do not support fast fashion and quick purchase decisions. FOMO (Fear of missing out) is a commonly used method in marketing to get a customer to buy products that they don't necessarily need.
By limiting the offer to a certain time, consumers are tempted to make rash purchase decisions. Instead, we want you to be satisfied with your purchases from us and to use our products for a long time. You can always count on us to have the product at the same price, whether you make your purchase on Black Friday or a normal Sunday morning.
3. How can we guarantee that the yarn coming from Peru is responsibly produced?
In the mountains of Peru, alpaca breeding is the main livelihood. Up to 85% of the native population's income comes from selling alpaca wool. By buying wool from certain farms, we can ensure that the owner of the farm receives reasonable compensation for his work. Alpacas play an important role in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Ruukkin Kehräämö only uses high-quality and ethically produced, RAS-marked (Responsible Alpaca Standard) alpaca wool. Breeders belonging to Peruvian indigenous peoples tend their small herds with respect for nature. The organization we support, Quechua Benefit , helps the indigenous population to take care of the well-being of both the alpacas and their families.
For each batch of yarn that arrives at Ruukki Kehräämö, the fibers are collected separately from local small farms. Every fiber can be traced back to the premises and even to the animal. Growers get double the price for Alpaca Royal fiber compared to coarser fibers.
4. How can we guarantee that neither the angora rabbits nor the alpacas suffer during the wool picking?
Alpaca and angora rabbit are wool producing animals. They have been bred to produce wool, like merino sheep. Not shearing a wool-producing animal is harmful to the animal, because the wool does not stop growing at a certain length, but long and tangled wool makes it difficult for the animal to move and worsens hygiene.
The Alpaca wool we use for our yarns comes mainly from domestic farms. We buy the black alpaca fiber from the Dutch Tienda Molino alpaca farm .
Alpaca wool must be collected with professional skill and as stress-free as possible for the alpaca and as gently as possible. Australian professional Chris Williams arrives in Finland in the spring and rolls the alpacas quickly and painlessly.