Alpaca Slipper Cross Pink


Handmade Alpaca Fur Slippers
Ethically and sustainable sourced

$ 120
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Walk around your home with a surreal level of comfort and Peruvian fashion in the Alpaca Slippers Cross White!

Nothing beats the soft touch of authentic alpaca fur around your feet. We make each pair by hand using only the softest alpaca fur possible so you can smile the entire time your feet are inside!

With your order, you’ll be supporting our local community high up in the Andes Mountains, Peru so we can continue making these toys for you and feed our families.

We are very fortunate to be able to cooperate with local community artisans who treat their alpaca with such care and respect. The alpaca fur we use is sourced ethically and sheared with care every time.

Features

  • Super soft, cozy  and warm alpaca fur that feels great.
  • Natural and hypoallergenic material.
  • Due to the nature of the product, colors may slightly vary.
  • Soft suede sole.
  • Comes in another stunning colors and styles.

Walk around happily with our Alpaca Slippers Cross White and order yours online today!

 

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INSPIRED PERU

Inspired Peru is an artisan cooperative consisting of 35 artisans; the majority are widows and heads of household from indigenous communities in the Peruvian highlands. Ethically sourced, local alpaca wool is used to craft products, such as stuffed animals and accessories, that celebrate the artisans’ ancestral and cultural heritage. The artisans generally work from the comfort of their home; however, they have access to a communal workshop in the city of Lima. At Inspired Peru, artisans are empowered to transmit their traditional skills to future generations while expanding their business and leadership skills. Artisans have access to skill development programs through Inspired Peru. We are proud to partner with artisans at Inspired Peru.

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THE TECHNIQUE  

On average, six to eight artisans collaborate on the production of these stuffed animals. It takes about five days to craft each of these adorable, hypoallergenic stuffed animals. The process begins with artisans shaping molds and carefully sewing the body. Each animal’s face is separately constructed, giving each piece a very realistic flair. After carefully shaving the alpaca, the hair is washed and sun-dried for one to two days. Depending on the item, the artisans may dye the alpaca hair using vibrant colors. Dying involves additional hand-wash cycles to reach the desired color. Molds are separately made using flexible cardboard. Artisans carefully hand-glue the washed alpaca hair to the mold. Once dried, the hair is thoroughly hand-combed to reach its staple softness. No animal cruelty is involved in the sourcing of the alpaca hair. 

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