Timeless, Softness & Elegance

Timeless, Softness & Elegance

Luxurious care for your beloved alpaca garments.

Alpaca clothing is known for its luxurious softness, warmth, and, under ESCVDO’s talented artisan collaborators, exquisite craftsmanship. Whether it's a cozy sweater, an elegant shawl, or a skirt handmade by loom, caring for these delicate garments requires special attention to maintain their beauty and longevity. 
Here's our comprehensive guide to help you keep your alpaca in pristine condition for years to come.

Think before washing
Alpaca is know for its “self cleaning” properties, which for practical matters means it does absorb smells or stains easily. Before deciding it is time to clean it, just air it out. 

Dry cleaning
For stubborn stains, heavy garments, or just to make sure your piece will have the bes possible care, take your alpaca to a professional cleaner who specializes in handling delicate fabrics.

Hand Wash or Gentle Cycle
Alpaca fibers are delicate and can be easily damaged by harsh washing methods. Hand washing is your to go method. 
Use lukewarm water and a mild detergent specifically formulated for wool or delicate fabrics. Gently agitate the garment in the water, avoiding any twisting or wringing. Alternatively, you can use a gentle cycle on your washing machine with mesh bags, cold water and a wool-friendly detergent.

Rinse Thoroughly
After washing, rinse the garment thoroughly to remove any soap residue. Use cool water and very gently squeeze out excess water without wringing or twisting the fabric.

Lay Flat to Dry
Alpaca clothing should never be hung to dry, as it can stretch out the fibers and distort the shape of the garment. Instead, lay the garment flat on a clean towel to air dry. Reshape the garment to its original dimensions and avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or heat sources, as this can cause fading. 

Avoid Heat
Alpaca fibers are sensitive to heat and can shrink or lose their softness if exposed to high temperatures. Avoid using hot water and never use a dryer. Opt for cooler temperatures and gentle drying methods to preserve the integrity of the fibers.

Store with Care
When storing your alpaca clothing, fold them neatly and place them in a breathable garment bag or storage container. Avoid hanging them, as this can cause stretching or distortion. Protect your garments from moths by storing them in a cedar chest or using moth repellents.

Gentle Brushing
To remove any surface dirt or lint, gently brush your alpaca garments with a soft-bristled brush or a lint roller. This will help maintain the softness and luster of the fibers without causing damage.

Remember that with proper care and attention, your favorite alpaca garments can continue to be cherished wardrobe staples for many, many years to come.

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