Samantha Holmes Wrap with attached Fur Collar
This is a beautiful wrap with attached fur collar trim giving a luxurious edge to this wrap. It can be worm as a scarf, under a coat/jacket to give the illusion of a fur trim and keeping you extra cosy under your garment.
Also great as an elegant addition to your wardrobe when you are going out and just want that extra cosiness retaining the elegance of your outfit.
" it is a really versatile piece and certainly a very welcome addition to my wardrobe" - Susan Gaunt
The Alpaca fur used in Samantha Holmes products is ethically sourced from herd wastage.
There is a tradition in Peru which has developed as a result of the death of weaker and very young Alpaca in the harsh Andean Winters. Alpaca roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where temperatures can plummet in the Winter. The fur Samantha Holmes sources is from Alpacas which have died of natural causes.
The farmers do not kill their alpacas for their skins because it is not financially viable for them to do so. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.
ALPACA PRODUCT CARE
After 10 years in the business our knowledge of the quality and care of our alpaca yarns is second to none.
Alpaca improves with age. Our products will not always feel as soft an dsupples when new as they will with continued wear. Do not trust other "softer" alpaca products which may contain acrylic. This will initially give a softer feel, but will pill and ball very quickly.
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 hard wearing, drapes beautiful and while remains uniquely insulating, it is more breathable, less hairy and therefore trans-seasonal. It also washes beautifully.
A cool hand wash (30 degrees ) with a mild detergent such as baby shampoo is recommended. Wash for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse in luke warm 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 a sit will stretch.
While it is possible to machine wash some of our alpaca garments on a 30º cool handwash cycle (i.e. a cycle which does not run for more than ¾ hours!), 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, use a mild detergent. Turn the product inside out, fold it neatly and place in a small gauze laundry bag to avoid the item getting stretched and losing its shape. On no account should you use a Tumble Drier, as this will definitely shrink the product.
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.