Muku Baby - Sun Bear Cap
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Our new and very adorable Muku Sun Bear Cap is perfect for your little one with a wild personality. Hand-knit with a blend of 100% baby alpaca and pima cotton, this cap is impossibly soft and cozy. Recommended for baby sizes 0-6 months and 6-12 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: This hat has been inspired by the magic of the Andean Sun bear, the only bear native to South America. The sun bear lives in the cloud forests of the Andes, and ranges as far as the high-altitude grasslands across the Andes. The rare and elusive bear, or uku occupies a special place in Andean mythology, and can be seen represented in traditional stories and dancing across the Cusco region.
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.