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Paula's Picks for a Merry Alpaca Christmas

Stay Warm, Wear Alpaca! Be Happy!

Did you know: While similar to sheep's wool, alpaca is warmer, not prickly and has no lanolin.  Alpaca is hypoallergenic and comfortable to wear.

Here are the TOP TEN Alpaca Products that I love! I use them all. 

Plus 3 NEW products I absolutely love, Love, LOVE!


Knee Hi Alpaca socks

Knee-Hi Alpaca Socks

Why I love them:  I have thicker calves and have never been able to pull socks up to my knees.  They have just enough give to make this possible.  I wear them camping, under my jeans, with my pajamas and they fit nicely in my boots.  


Alpaca Trax Gripper Slipper Alpaca Socks

"AlpacaTrax" Gripper Slipper Alpaca Socks

Why I love them: We have wood floors and it gets a bit chilly in the winter at our house.  I love having toasty warm feet and not slipping and sliding on the wood floors is a bonus. 



Alpaca Leggings

Alpaca Leggings

Why I love them:  I wore these for the first time in Pennsylvania at an alpaca show.  It was really, Really, REALLY cold!  The first day I didn't wear them and I was miserable.  The second day I tried a pair.  I was so nice and comfortable!  I love them!!!  (did I say that already?)


Alpaca Bed Blanket

Alpaca Bed Blanket

Why I love them:  We got our first blanket in 2013 on our Alpaca Trip to Ecuador.  Whenever we get a new product Brian tells me to "test it and abuse it".  I take my job seriously.  We've made this blanket our camping blanket.  I've washed it at least 50 times and dried it. It's STILL in awesome condition!  It's kept me warm on many a cold night!!   I also have one of these alpaca blankets on the bed in our guest room and two on our king bed (someone in our family is a blanket hog). :)


Alpaca Dryer Balls

Hand Made Alpaca Dryer Balls 

Why I love them:  Commercial Dryer Sheets have a LOT of chemicals in them.  Luckily Alpaca Dryer Balls do not!  They reduce drying time, soften your clothes and you can add essential oils to them if you like.  Plus they are good for the environment!!!  Win-Win


Alpaca Cookie Cutter Not Just for Cookies Alpaca Sandwich

Alpaca Cookie Cutter

Why I love them:  I love all things alpaca!  Not only is alpaca fiber wonderful, alpacas are so cute!!  

I've made cookies with my cookie cutters, but my favorite was when Brian packed us a picnic and made Alpaca Sandwiches! 

Alpaca Cookie Cutters, not just for cookies.  Hungry?  Alpaca Sandwich!!


Alpaca Fingerless Gloves

Alpaca Work/Play Fingerless Alpaca Gloves

Why I love them:  In the winter we spend a lot of time in the cold.  The fingerless feature of this gloves allows me to type, text, play on facebook :) and still stay warm.  Proudly Made in the USA


Whimsical Alpaca Ornament

Whimsical Alpaca Ornament

Why I love them:  Because they are so cute!  All of the ornaments on my tree are special to me!  Every Christmas I enjoy the memories as I unpack and place them on our tree.  Plus, I love when our alpaca products have a mission!  Our Whimsical line of alpaca products does just that: "Working Together for Good" toward helping craftspeople in villages of Thailand earn a living wage, supporting families and sustaining villages.


alpaca felt insoles inserts

Alpaca Felt Shoe Insoles / Inserts

Why I love them:  We go to alpaca shows and almost always we spend a few days standing on our feet on very cold cement.  I put a pair of our alpaca felt shoe insoles in my boots and they give me added comfort.  Helping to prevent the cold from seeping in and I like the nice cushion of softness!  

This natural alpaca fiber shoe insert grown and crafted in the USA will keep you WARM - from the bottom up! 
Works well in outdoor boots, indoor shoes and even slippers! Alpaca shoe inserts wick away moisture, saving your shoes and your feet!


Pacabuddies Alpaca Toy Alpaca Christmas

"PacaBuddies" Stuffed Alpaca Toys

Why I love them:  Every year we add a few new Pacabuddies to our "herd".  Jax and Lovey travel with us and love to post photos on instagram #jaxandlovey 

They make great gifts for the alpaca lover in your life.


This year we got a bunch of new alpaca products and I found some new favorites.  I still love my top TEN and couldn't decide on 3 to drop, so I am officially making my list a TOP THIRTEEN!  


The Alpaca Watching Socks

Why I love them:  They are sooooo cute and comfortable and they feel wonderful!  I actually threw away all my cotton socks and exclusively wear these socks year round.  (unless it's cold then I wear my knee-hi alpaca socks).

12 100% Alpaca Pom-Pom Channel Beanie Hat

Why I love them:  It's warm! It's cute!  It's Soft!  It's Cute!

The brown one matches my Alpaca Watching Sweatshirt!  


Messy Bun Alpaca Hat

Why I love them:  It's a busy time of year and It's so easy to just throw my hair up into a messy bun.  This hat allows me to keep my hair up without looking like I have a conehead.  It's fashionable, warm and cute!  

 Stay Warm, Wear Alpaca!  

Merry Christmas!  -Paula

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At PurelyAlpaca we're ALL ABOUT ALPACAS!

We love to promote the cuties any chance we get! See our PurelyAlpaca Pinterest pages for images of alpacas and alpaca products, the alpaca lifestyle... basically all things alpaca!

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It's ALPACA Artist Season

At this time of year we typically request the alpaca fiber artists and other skilled alpaca crafters who use alpaca fiber consider listing their alpaca hats, scarves, shawls, artwork etc. on PurelyAlpaca.com.
We like to offer these items to add to our breadth of selection and also we like to support alpaca fiber artists. It's all about being "Purely Alpaca"!

Of particular need this year are alpaca baby booties and hair scrunchies.

See our Alpaca Artist Showcase for inspiration. We showcase alpaca artists creations to help them sell. We charge a small % for and the artist ships directly or we do, depending on the item. 

If you know of alpaca artists looking for an online "gallery", spread the word.....



New Alpaca Photo Shoots

We've been updating our look at Purely Alpaca and are working on new outdoor and studio shots of exciting new alpaca products coming this year.

Here's a sneak peak!



Making the Switch from Wool To Alpaca!

Wool is one of the most versatile fabrics out there. It serves a variety of purposes and is found in a variety of items that people use and wear each and every day, from carpet to blankets and sheets to sweaters, scarves, and caps for winter time. One of the best things about wool is that it can keep people so warm, something that many cotton fabrics and other fabrics lack.
And then there are the people out there that are allergic to wool. Many people who don't have the official allergy can complain that wool is not the most comfortable of fabrics. It is rough and itchy at times, and in many cases the discomfort associated with wool is enough to make any person run as far in the other direction as they can. Luckily, with alpaca there is an alternative.
Alpaca Blankets
If you have any wool blankets, chances are that they are the least used blankets in your linen closet. They work great at keeping people warm, yet they are usually only usable between sheets and comforters, as wool has plenty of irritating properties.
Alpaca blankets are a great alternative. They have many of the same insulating properties as lamb's wool, yet they are much better. Imagine wool blankets being soft and fluffy, and pleasurable to the touch; these are the way that alpaca blankets make you feel and they are a much more earth-friendly alternative at that.
Alpaca Wool Sweaters and Clothing
Alpaca blankets are a great use of soft, fluffy alpaca fur but Alpaca clothing is even better. Comfortable clothes do nothing but make your day that much better; imagine going through the whole day feeling clean and comfortable, not to mention snug and warm in your adorable alpaca wool sweater.
Tunics, sweater coats, and just about any other piece of clothing in your closet made of wool can be found made of alpaca and the cost difference is not even substantial enough to really make much of a difference. The only thing people notice when it comes to alpaca is the fact that it feels so much softer to their skin.
Alpaca Scarves and Caps
Alpaca scarves and caps are also hot items on the apparel market. The reason why is that they make direct contact with the skin and so many people know firsthand of just how abrasive sheep's wool can be; simply trying on an alpaca cap or wrapping a fluffy alpaca scarf around your neck is reason enough to become an instant convert.
Sheep's wool is efficient and has been used for some time to help people stay warm during the cold winter months. It is efficient, rather bountiful, and popular and all of these things make it readily available to people who are looking for wool items. Those who have ever tried alpaca items can easily attest to the fact that alpaca is unlike any other type of fabric in the world. Check it out for yourself today and see what the fuss is all about, because alpaca items are quickly catching on.

Article written by Brian Schieber of Purely Alpaca



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