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USA Made Alpaca Socks Bring Warmth to Riding Adventurers

As any seasoned rider with tell you, having the right "gear" is paramount to enjoying the adventures of the open road. Nothing ruins a trip more than being too cold, too wet, too hot or just not prepared. There's an old saying we go by, credited to Norway, "There's no bad weather, just bad clothing!" 

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PurelyAlpaca.com Supports Alpaca Fiber Artists in U.S.A.

PurelyAlpaca, one of the nation’s leading online alpaca clothing and alpaca gifts retailer, announces support for small businesses and artists with the online Alpaca Artists Showcase. The online retailer welcomes original designs on consignment from fiber and craft artists which use or promote alpaca fiber. They also accept alpaca theme gift creations.

PurelyAlpaca supports the grass roots alpaca industry economy by offering a market for their products. The “Made in the U.S.A. Alpaca” category of the online store also features products that are the work of alpaca artisans. In addition to the numerous finished products such as alpaca hats, mittens, gloves and scarves that are offered, PurelyAlpaca has its own brand of artist made natural cedar, lavender and oatmeal soaps, and sells yarns and alpaca-related items such as drawings and cards that are the work of alpaca loving artists.

Other artists and crafters looking for a market for their creations are encouraged to participate by visiting


Types of items which have accepted for sale in the past include:

Baby blankets

Children's sweaters

Children's hats, gloves and mittens

Children's socks

Adult hats and scarves


Unique hand-spun and/or hand-dyed alpaca (or blended) yarn

Alpaca woven rugs

Original artwork in an alpaca theme

PurelyAlpaca, opened in 2002, devotes itself to offering new features, more customer services and the widest collection of quality alpaca products. With new designers and manufacturers getting into this exciting industry, the alpaca products industry is evolving rapidly. PurelyAlpaca will continue to show the latest interesting products from this exquisite naturally unique fiber. PurelyAlpaca also offers and an affiliate program for those who would like to enter the business of marketing this exciting product. 

For more information, visit http://www.purelyalpaca.com or call (877)787-3592.


Alpaca Fashions Go Mainstream with Retailer Supporting USA Small Businesses

The PurelyAlpaca.com store is a user specific on-line clothing and accessories store based near the La Jolla, CA. Since 2002, PurelyAlpaca has offered unique high quality alpaca products such as alpaca sweaters, socks, hats, gloves and other alpaca themed gifts from around the world. 

The products blend the Earthy aspects of alpaca fiber with the latest in online shopping for price conscious luxury shopping. 

PurelyAlpaca.com focuses on quality alpaca products primarily made from the naturally non-allergic alpaca fiber. They offer a large array of fun "alpaca lover" gifts and enjoy finding, or having produced Alpaca products year round.  Alpaca products have been rapidly growing in popularity world-wide due to its natural comfort and elegance.

On the internet as http://www.purelyalpaca.com PurelyAlpaca offers unique shopping categories which support USA businesses including: Alpaca Made in the USA, American Alpaca Farm Products, 100% Alpaca and even Motorcycling Alpaca Items, a new niche for the online retailer.

“In this age of high stress living, many people are turning to the natural appeal of alpaca. They see the beauty and gentle nature of the animal as well as its natural appeal”, says Brian Schieber, PurelyAlpaca.com President, himself once an owner of a two different alpaca farms.

Alpaca is still a relatively unknown clothing fiber in North America. It has been compared to cashmere and angora though alpaca advocates point out its superior qualities. 

The recent reawakening of interest in the fiber arts (spinning, knitting and weaving) has seen a great interest in alpaca fiber whether raw or as yarn. “Alpaca fiber is currently extremely popular as a material for warm and naturally wicking socks”, says Schieber.

Along with 100s of products made commercially in the USA and South America, PurelyAlpaca offers unique artistic creations, clothing or other items which utilize or are about alpaca. 

The company is always on the lookout for new and interesting creations made from this extremely versatile natural fiber, especially when these creations support USA alpaca farms. They support a wide range of alpaca creations from $3000 luxury items to $2 fun trinkets. "Anything alpaca us fun" says PurelyAlpaca.

For more information about PurelyAlpaca.com, visit the web site at http://www.PurelyAlpaca.com or phone 1-877-PURELYA.

A love for alpacas leads to world travel

Starting from a picture, Brian first learned of alpacas in 1998 while looking through a magazine on a business flight. Loving the LOOK of the animals and a couple of years of research led to building an alpaca farm on an island in the Pacific Northwest from scratch, a second farm and a retail store which specializes in "Purely Alpaca".


Brian is also an avid motorcyclist, riding all kinds of bikes all over the USA and the world. His latest "Alpaca Adventure" was to Ecuador where he sought out alpaca farms, manufacturers and of course alpacas throughout this small but wildly diverse country.


In riding he gets to test the products sold by PurelyAlpaca.com in warm, wet, cold and very cold weather. In outdoor adventures, like riding at 10,000 feet, the phrase, "There's no bad weather, just bad clothing!" rings so very true. "Alpaca is a wonderful natural fiber which has many benefits for the outdoor enthusiast", says Brian. A favorite product he actively promotes is the Made in the USA alpaca socks from ChoiceAlpacaFootwear.com. As a natural insulator and a breathable fiber, Choice Brand alpaca socks are ideal for hot and cold weather riding or other outdoor sports.


Brian has turned his love of alpaca and motorcycling into a business with positives all around.

PurelyAlpaca's New Photo Contest

Alpaca brings out cold weather fashion

Enter PurelyAlpaca's New Photo Contest:
Is it Cold where you are?!

We want to see how you stay warm wearing our alpaca products this winter.
Send us your fashionable, fun, unusual, "weird", promotional, creative, etc. photos of our alpaca products.

You could be one of our two winners who will each receive a $50 PurelyAlpaca gift certificate, and the accolades of other online shoppers for your creativity/fashion/art!  

To enter, act fast! Submit your photo by Friday, December 12th to photocontest@purelyalpaca.com


Our Superwarm Alpaca Socks have been all over the world. Ocean Science Missions in the Arctic and Antarctic, Dog Sledding in Alaska, Ice Fishing and even our really cold offices in San Diego :)

Our fashion accessories keep you warm and wonderful in cold settings. 

Our alpaca throws are cuddle-warm in front of the fire on a cold evening. 

Your outdoor sports are now much more fun while wearing the warmth of alpaca!

And so on, and so on. We're looking for YOUR creative images! 

By sending in your photo you are giving us permission to use your photo, first name and state on our website, social media, email ads etc...

Questions? Just ask! photocontest@purelyalpaca.com

New Chat Widget Makes Alpaca Gift Shopping Easier

alpaca shopping chat helperWe added this new chat widget recently for our shoppers to ask us in-the-moment questions. It has quickly proven itself useful for our shoppers and quite eye opening for us! 

Lessons learned so far:
* chats teach us about what works and doesn't
* customers discuss issues of the moment
* we learn of changes to make to the site
* customers really like the immediate feedback
* we can adjust things on the fly while shopper online
* we've made more sales by answering immediate questions

We look forward to the upcoming very busy shopping season and using this new customer service tool!



Cute Alpaca Soap Brings Good Clean Fun!

Had to get some of these. Just TOO cute!  Alpaca Soap!  



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