Muku Baby - Llama Socks

Awamaki

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Our playful and super soft, Llama Ear Legwarmers, are sure to keep your little one warm. Pair with our cute Llama Cap for a matching set and endless compliments. Hand-knit with a blend of 100% baby alpaca and pima cotton. Recommended for baby size 0-6 months.

Textile Tradition: Our baby collection, Muku, is entirely hand knit using baby alpaca and pima cotton. The term ‘Baby Alpaca’ refers to the grading of the fineness of the fiber. It's the softest part of an adult Alpaca (usually the chest), not the age of the animal. Alpacas are native to the Andean mountains, raised in high altitude, cold climates, making them and their fibre truly special. Baby alpaca is the perfect fibre for new born babies as it is 100% hypoallergenic and it is soft as cashmere, light and breathable. It is also a biodegradable fibre that is renewable, and best of all, baby alpaca is naturally water resistant. Your little one deserves the very best.

Story of the Design: Llamas are an important part of the Andean culture, during the Inca Empire they were known as ‘beasts of burden’ and held a lot of symbolic significance. They are also incredibly cute and have been a great inspiration for our baby collection.

Artisans: For knitting, we work with approximately 55 women in 3 different cooperatives - Puente Inca, Rumira & Puka Rosas. Awamaki works on a rotation system to distribute orders and production, this ensures that income is equally distributed amongst the artisans.

Impact
  • Heritage Craft

  • Eco-Materials

  • Woman Led

  • Handmade

  • Sustainable

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Category: Apparel

Origin: Peru

Composition: 85% Baby Alpaca, 15% Cotton

Ships from: USA

Item Sku: NC NZCF 0720

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