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October 11, 2018

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What do I do about alpaca clothing that shrunk?

Do you have shrunk shrunken alpaca socks, alpaca sweaters, alpaca hat, alpaca clothing. how to fix shrunken felted alpaca!

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August 16, 2018

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Why use Alpaca Dryer Balls?

Since I had to wash a bunch of towels, I decided to test our Alpaca Dryer balls.

We've been using the same 3 alpaca dryer balls for about 6 years and I love them. But I decided to find out for myself how much energy they were actually saving me.

Here is how I tested them and my amazing results. 
Using LG Sensor Dryer.

I washed 5 towels 3 hand towels and 3 wash cloths - exact same towels in each load.


Both loads were washed on hot with the spin cycle between medium and extra high


Both loads were dried with dry flow sense - very dry setting on medium temperature

Before each load was dried I ran a different load in the dryer and cleaned the dryer lint trap. So the temperature would be the same starting temp.

I used the same amount of laundry detergent in both loads and did not use laundry softener in either load

  • The first load with NO dryer balls took 58 minutes
  • The second load with 3 dryer balls took 42.5 minutes.

That's 15.5 minutes less drying time in the load using 3 alpaca dryer balls

Using 3 dryer balls cuts down on drying time by 25%.

If you have any question about this or any of our other products. Let me know.

- Paula

February 24, 2018

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The NEW 80% Alpaca Hiking/Walking Sock -The American Traveler

PurelyAlpaca is delighted to offer the NEW
80% Alpaca Hiking/Walking Sock

The American Traveler

 
Exclusive design, features:
- Higher over-the-calf boot length fit
- Terry loop interior for added insulative warmth and comfort
- Tight ribbing for strong yet comfortable fit
- Gentle leg support
- Extra reinforced heal and toes
- High warmth in a medium weight sock
- Designed for long use
- Excellent wicking of foot moisture
- Naturally hypo-allergenic and oder resistant
- A uniquely American grown and made product
 
 
100% American Grown and Made!
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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. 

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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November 29, 2017

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Alpacas on American Farmer!

Want to learn more about alpacas? 

Watch the latest Episode of American Farmer!

American Farmer

 

I'm in love, Love, LOVE with our Alpaca Leggings!

Alpaca leggings, warm and stylish clothing inside pants or not.

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Alpaca High Fashion Line - NEW

Alpaca luxury clothing and accessory designer line from PurelyAlpaca.com

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