Alpaca fiber is an extraordinarily versatile wool, which has allowed us at SAKE to open different paths and possibilities in the development of unique collections. Alpaca fiber is integral to the history of Peru; the animal’s wool has been harvested, spun, and woven using ancestral techniques dating from pre-Incan times through to today. In addition to being incredibly warm and soft, it has the greatest color variety of any wool-yielding animal in the world.
In recent decades, large-scale knitwear producers began purchasing white alpaca wool exclusively for its homogeneity and perceived versatility. As a sad necessity, alpaqueros have bred out alpacas with cream, brow, and black wools to the brink of extinction. SAKE knitwear intentionally utilizes naturally colored alpaca yarn for its incredibly rich colors and to preserve endangered breeds.
Lastly, SAKE promotes the best livestock management practices for shearing and material handling, ensuring respectful treatment and care of this ancient and sacred animal. We strive to protect the alpaca species and preserve the invaluable knowledge and culture of the Andean communities who live alongside them.
We recommend hand washing your garment with care in cool water with a gentle detergent, preferably shampoo. Don't use chlorine bleach and don't agitate or wring it. You may add fabric softener to rinse water.
On a flat surface lay the sweater on a fresh, dry towel, until thoroughly air-dried or dry clean.
MADE TO ORDER
Please kindly note that SAKE offers garments to be made-to-order on a majority of products within the SAKE COLLECTION
The whole purpose of our made-to-order selection is less waste & more options for you.
All made-to-order items will be usually dispatched within 10 to 15 business days from order placement (or otherwise as per the time-frame stated on the product page for items which may take longer to produce).