From Samantha Holmes: “This generous 80x180cm jersey knit shawl/wrap comes pre-rolled in a matching drawstring bag to make a neat little travel pillow. Knitted in our artisan studios in Peru using 100% Alpaca, this luxurious wrap is ideal for any season, silky soft, whisper light and hypoallergenic. Versatile for all occasions but ideal on long flights, on holiday, at weddings, garden parties. Weightlessly warm, our travel wrap is usable Winter or Summer, and the bolster bag protects it when you’re not wearing it. The item comes in a protective card sleeve with pen & ink illustrations to demonstrate the various uses. Gently felted for anti-snag finish.”
Care Instructions: “Our exclusive yarn combines 70% finest micron baby alpaca with 30% bamboo viscose to create a supremely soft, silky yarn, less prone to pilling. It is harder wearing, drapes beautifully and while it remains uniquely insulating, it is more breathable, less “hairy” and therefore more transseasonal. It also washes beautifully.
A cool handwash (30º) with a mild detergent such as baby shampoo is recommended. Wash for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse in lukewarm water, always pressing, not wringing the fabric. Wrap the item in a clean dry towel to absorb excess moisture. Reshape as necessary and lay flat to dry. Do not hang your wet alpaca garment as it will stretch.
While it is possible to machine wash some of our garments on a 30º cool wash cycle, we cannot guarantee the result, because the make and condition of different washing machines varies too much! However, if you do wish to use this method for some of our smaller and less delicate items, we recommend you turn the product inside out and place in a gauze laundry bag.
For very stubborn stains, please take your item to a professional dry cleaner.
We recommend that all our alpaca products are folded or rolled, rather than hung to prevent stretching.”