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Summer Alpaca Love

Purely Alpaca - Naturally Unique Alpaca Clothing and Gifts
 
 
In this issue:
  • Get FREE SHIPPING with your order!
  • NEW Extreme Weather Iditarod 100% Alpaca Hat
  • Adventure Required Outreach Renewed 
  • Show your Alpaca Love
  • NEW Alpaca for Summer
  • Calling all Alpaca Fiber!
  • Make "PacaBucks" as a PurelyAlpaca Affiliate
  • Let's Chat Alpaca!

Get FREE SHIPPING with your order!
 
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NEW Extreme Weather Iditarod 100% Alpaca Hat
 
We are pleased to offer this uniquely designed extreme weather 100% Baby Alpaca extreme weather hat.
 
Designed for extreme cold weather the Iditarod Alpaca Beanie Hat features a doubly thick tightly knit layer of 100% baby alpaca and an extra layer of solid fleece comfort lining.
 
        Iditarod 100% Alpaca Beanie Hat   http://purelyalpaca.com/collections/latest-alpaca-items/products/iditarod-100-alpaca-beanie  Iditarod 100% Alpaca Beanie Hat

Currently available in Black, Camel, Beige and SilverGrey, the Iditarod hat will be made in colors to match our popular Superwarm and OutdoorAdventure extreme weather alpaca socks (Black, Cocoa, Grey).
 
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We're also working on matching heavyweight Glittens and Scarves.
 
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Adventure Required Outreach Renewed
 
Thank you for your support!

Purely Alpaca is proud to announce renewed support for the Adventure Required Project for 2017! This Peruvian outreach endeavor helps indigenous villages in Peru to produce attractive USA designed 100% high fashion alpaca hats themed after the worlds great explorers. 
 
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The Adventure Required hats are getting GREAT reviews!
The supply for this year is going really fast.
Get some/more these fantastic hats before they run out.
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Show and Share your Alpaca Love
 
Alpaca Love t-shirt
Alpaca Love T-Shirt
 
Alpaca Love Ankle Height Cotton Socks
Alpaca Love Ankle Height Cotton Socks
 
Alpaca Heart Socks
Alpaca Heart Socks
 
Alpaca Car Charm
Whimsical Alpaca Car Charm
 
Alpaca Lovers Parking Sign
Alpaca Lovers Parking Sign
  
 
alpaca love window sticker
Love Alpaca Window Sticker
 
alpaca greeting cards
Alpaca Themed Greeting Cards
 
 
 


 
Calling all Alpaca Fiber!
 
alpaca fibercall
 
 
 
Do you have alpaca fiber to sell?

Want to promote alpaca?

Want to join in on our Labor of Love?
 
Do you have alpaca fiber that needs a new life as luxurious and functional alpaca products?!
 
We use USA Grown alpaca fiber for a number of projects like felt shoe inserts, socks, accessories, yarn, batting, etc. 
 
This is a great opportunity to get value for your alpaca fiber while promoting American Alpaca Farms! 
 

 


Make "PacaBucks" as a PurelyAlpaca Affiliate
 
Do you have an active, popular website?
 
alpaca affiliate program
Help us promote alpaca while at the same time earning money with the PurelyAlpaca Affiliate Program.
 
 

Let's Chat Alpaca!
 
PurelyAlpaca is crazy active on social media! Come join us in the conversation, fun and love of alpaca online. 
 
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We hope to see you there! 

 
PurelyAlpaca, PO BOX 8598, La Jolla, CA www.PurelyAlpaca.com 
info@purelyalpaca.com 877-PURELYA 

Pronk into Spring with Alpaca!

Pronk into Spring with Alpaca!

Alpaca isn't just for cold weather.
Enjoy these useful and fun  alpaca items this Spring and Summer!


Fun Alpaca Gift Ideas for:

Birthdays
New Births
Spring & Summer Sports & Fun
Garden Decor
Kids Gifts 
 
fun alpaca t-shirt alpaca watching
Alpacas are as curious about us as we are about them. With this shirt you can share alpaca curiosity and fun everywhere you go. Sure to get looks and start conversations wherever seen. 
 
alpaca game alpaca-opoly
 
ALPACA-OPOLY is a customized "property trading" game that allows players to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of alpacas. If you like Monopoly, you'll LOVE Alpaca-opoly!
 
paccu alpaca bag
Show off your Alpaca Adoration with this fun and functional bag!
 
alpaca car charm
 
With oodles of charm, our Whimsical Alpaca Car Charm brings the power of Alpaca Love to your car!
 
This is the perfect charm for the alpaca-lover’s car and takes first place in capturing the warmth and fun of alpacas
 
alpaca figure
 
Murano Glass Style Alpaca Figurine. Designed with the help of our customers who helped decide the best of many designs, this cute alpaca figurine makes a great gift for the Alpaca Lover in your life.
 
Alpaca Love Ankle Socks - Pink
alpaca fun no-show socks
Alpaca Themed Cotton Socks
Show you Love of alpaca with these cute socks!
Available in multiple colors in no-show or ankle height.

 
 
alpaca plush toy alpacabuddies
 
PacaBuddies
This cute little herd makes the perfect alpaca lover gift. Take one to the office to keep you company. Of course alpacas do not like to be alone so you might want to get a complete set!
 
Alpaca Cookie Cutter
Yes, Alpacas are tasty!
Well they are when they are delicious cookies cut with this custom Alpaca Cookie Cutter!
A great gift, it makes our favorite farm animal as a tasty cookie!
 
Alpaca Fleece-filled Bird Nesting Ball®
Attention Bird Watchers! What fun! 
Looking for something special for your winged friends that visit your back yard every year? Give them something special this year for building a cozy nest.
 
The Alpaca Fleece-filled Bird Nesting Balls® are handcrafted by an American Alpaca Farm. Measuring 4" in diameter, they are made using natural-finished grapevine filled with at least three colors of 100 % USA alpaca fiber. Each ball provides nesting material for wild birds and hangs from a jute rope.
 
 
 
Alpaca Greeting Card - Herd About the New Arrival
 
It's no secret of a fondness for Alpacas with a collection of beautiful alpaca themed cards!  Share the love of these magical creatures with your dear ones. 
High quality photo paper print on recycled paper note card w/ matching envelope included. 
 
alpaca sport socks
Alpaca is also great for sports!
These light weight alpaca trail and running socks from Dahlgren footwear are light and airy, wicking mosture from your feet so you can enjoy your best run. 
 
alpaca bbq apron
What could be more fun than a ALPACA BBQ?!
NO!, not OF alpacas but a BBQ BY alpacas! This funny Alpaca apron is quality made and features two alpacas enjoying a summer day with a friendly BBQ of "Greenburger" brand burgers and a mug of "Sweet Grass Beer".
Fire up the grill and enjoy the outdoors in this fun and functional quality made apron, designed for alpaca lovers and lesser humans with a fun sense of humor.
 
alpaca kids puzzle
 
Enjoy a summer ice cream, alpaca style!
This cute childs jigsaw alpaca puzzle is bright, fun and easy for new puzzle lovers. 
 
 

 

Find More Ideas HERE

http://purelyalpaca.com/collections/spring 

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. 

1

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.  

2

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. 

 

3

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?)

4

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). :)

5

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

6

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!!

7

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

8

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.

9

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!

10

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.

 

 

 Stay Warm, Wear Alpaca!  

Merry Christmas!  -Paula

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We have Stockings for their Stockings!

Everyone Loves Alpaca Socks!

Stuff their Stocking with Alpaca Stockings.

Alpaca Christmas Stocking Cartoon

Superwarm Alpaca Socks are sure to keep them toasty warm this winter.

Superwarm Alpaca Socks - Stay warm wear alpaca

OutdoorAdventure Alpaca Socks are quickly becoming the most popular alpaca sock!

Made with the same yarn as our Superwarm Alpaca Socks they are made to fit in a regular boot or shoe.  

OutdoorAdventure Alpaca Socks - Super Popular Alpaca SocksFun Striped Socks

 Striped Alpaca Socks Striped Alapca Socks

and just plain Fun Socks

 Alpaca Herd SocksAlpaca Love Socks

Dress Socks

Alpaca Dress Sock  Alpaca Classic Dress Sock

and Boot Socks

 Field Hiker Alpaca Boot Socks Alpaca Boot Cuffs 80% Alpaca Boot Socks

Short Socks 

Alpaca Slipperbootie Alpaca Ankle Sock  No Show Alpaca Sock Alpaca Running Sock

and Long Socks

 Deluxe Pattern Alpaca Long Socks Alpaca Long Socks

Cable Alpaca Long Socks

Socks for the House

 Alpaca Slipper Socks  Alpaca Gripper Slipper Socks

Even some without feet

Alpaca Leg Warmers  Alpaca Leg Warmers

Socks for your little ones

 Kids Copper Crew Alpaca socks Kids Trail Blazer Alpaca Socks for Children

And big kids too!

We have socks and more socks for their Stockings this year!

Alpaca socks 

We even have the Stockings for their Stockings!

 Alpaca Christmas Stocking

 

Warming their toes and it will warm your heart!


Give some today!

PurelyAlpaca Socks Collection

Dreaming of an Alpaca Christmas!

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Deck the halls with lots of alpaca, Fa la la la la la la la aka!
'Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la!
Don we now our alpaca apparel, Fa la la la la la la la!

Celebrate the Christmas season with these top ten alpaca specific home decor including ornaments and holiday gift cards. 

1

Alpaca Ornaments - Rustic Carved Wooden

Alpaca Ornaments - Rustic Carved Wooden

2

Alpacadorable Hand Made Baby Alpaca Ornaments  Alpacadorable Hand Made Baby Alpaca Ornaments

3

Whimsical Alpaca Ornament

Whimsical Alpaca Ornament

4

Hanging Alpaca Ornaments

Hanging Alpaca Ornaments

5

Whimsical Christmas Alpaca Ornament

Whimsical Christmas Alpaca Ornament

6

Alpaca Nativity

Alpaca Nativity

7

Whimsical Alpaca Christmas Nativity

Whimsical Alpaca Christmas Nativity

8

Whimsical Christmas Alpaca Pin Greeting Card Whimsical Christmas Alpaca Pin Greeting Card

9

Alpaca Christmas Stocking

Alpaca Christmas Stocking

10

Ceramic Alpaca Holiday Bells

Ceramic Alpaca Holiday Bells

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Purely Alpaca Announces Felt Fiber Call for American Alpaca Felt Products

Seeking your alpaca fiber! 

alpaca felt fiber call

Do you have alpaca fiber sitting around?

Need to find a use for it?

Want to promote alpaca?

We know there are a number of farms who have alpaca fiber that needs a home, particularly those coarser, less-than-top-quality clips that are not destined for fine sweaters or accessories. They are likely sitting in a room, stuffed into a cabinet or perhaps filling a portion of the barn.  We want to give those bags of fiber new life as alpaca felt products! 

Learn more about this new project here.

This is a great opportunity to get value for your coarser fiber.

Simple Alpaca Products Care Instructions

Congratulations on your choice to wear alpaca! 

You clearly appreciate the finer things and know that a quality fiber item is worth keeping for a long time.

The information below discusses how to clean alpaca items.

You will find that with proper care, your valuable alpaca garment will become a personal favorite or perhaps even a family heirloom!

Here are some tips, gleaned from experts, on the best ways to keep your fine alpaca garment clean and in good shape for many years...

First, and perhaps foremost...
  Think of your alpaca sweater as fine yet strong hair, which is what it essentially is.

Cleaning any natural animal fiber garment can be done in a washing machine, as long as there is no agitation at all, but we don't recommend using a washing machine for anything larger than socks. Felting can occur in the spin cycle, every bit as easily as agitation. The finer the fibers, the less handling it can take before felting. 

Temperature changes between the wash and rinse water tends to be the most common cause of shrinkage. Make sure the water stays the same temperature for wash and rinse. Lukewarm is best, about 100 to 105 degrees. Don't use extremely hot or cold water.

Laundry soap and dishwashing liquid can be too harsh for some fibers. We recommend baby or other mild shampoo to our customers (skip the stuff with lots of fragrance or conditioners added - cheap stuff is just fine). After all, these products are designed for gently cleaning hair fibers, thus it's fabulous for alpaca garments.

Swish your alpaca garment very, very gently in a (clean!) sink with the shampoo, let sit for just two or three minutes, and rinse in same temp water. Be sure to think in advance about how you'll get the same temperature water for washing and rinsing. Maybe a bucket transferred from the tub once the temperature is set. Try to handle the item as little as possible.

Leave it in the sink for a few minutes for it to drain, gently squeeze just enough water out so you don't soak the floor when taking the garment out of the sink. Lay it out on a towel and GENTLY roll up in the towel. Don't squeeze or press hard- you only want to have the towel absorb more water. Leave it in the towel for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a dry towel and let air dry. Turn over and place on fresh, dry towel every few hours (drying time is highly controlled by room temperature and humidity). Another nice, simple and inexpensive drying method is to use a sweater dryer rack. These allow you to lay out the sweater and provide good air flow around the garment. They typically cost around $10 at Wal-Mart type stores or online (search for: sweater drying rack).

Whatever you do, don't use Woolite! Even the "gentle" formula can be too harsh for some fine clothing.

Structured coats, jackets, finely woven or intricately detailed garments should be dry-cleaned.

Though not as susceptible as wool items, during the summer months, your alpaca garments should be stored away from possible moth infestation. We recommend using a sealed cedar chest, closed bag, or another moth protected environment.

With proper care, your alpaca garment will give you many years of soft warm enjoyment and you too will have an alpaca heirloom!

Alpaca Care Socks: Our Choice Alpaca Socks can be machine washed. Suggested Care: Turn inside out, machine wash, tumble dry low.

If you have further questions about the care of your fine alpaca item, feel free to chat, email, tweet, message or call (whew!) us. Contact us... we love to chat alpaca!  

-Brian

PurelyAlpaca
info@purelyalpaca.com
877-787-3592

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