Get to know the alpacas
Alpacas, similar in appearance to Llamas, are domesticated camelids from the Andes region in South America.
Alpacas are particularly valued because of their extremely soft wool, which is used to make different products such as hats, scarves, gloves and ponchos. On average, each Alpaca produces 15lb (7kg) of fleece, which is cut once a year.
Alpaca wool - one of the warmest, softest and most durable fibers in the world
Alpaca is one of the warmest and most durable fibers that you can find on the market today. Thanks to its softness, it is also one of the most comfortable wools to wear; and with proper care, your favorite Alpaca items can be passed down from one generation to the next.
Boosting the local economy of Alpaca farmers in Bolivia
By buying beanies, gloves or headbands from beyondBeanie, consumers are not only getting high quality products that empower artisans and help children in need in Bolivia, but they are also helping to sustain local Alpaca farmers in Bolivia.
Alpaca farming yesterday, today and tomorrow
Minimal environmental impact makes Alpaca wool one of the most sustainable fabrics in the world. Today, Alpaca farming is a sustainable resource which has gaining world-wide recognition - it has, however, existed in Bolivia since ancient times which date back to before the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors in the 16th century.