Simply Natural - Ski Reversible Hat
Alpaca is the first fiber of choice at Simply Natural. This wonderful material has unique qualities — it is irresistibly soft and toasty warm. It is featherweight and long lasting. And most of all, it’s just plain beautiful. The owners of Simply Natural travel to Peru several times per year to personally source the yarn and hand select the best quality and colors. Raising alpacas is environmentally friendly. They live in the Peruvian highlands and their padded feet tread the ground gently. Unlike other animals, they don’t destroy root systems, they drink less water than cashmere goats, and they create enough wool to make 4-5 sweaters every year.
All Simply Natural products are made in Peru – the ancestral home of the alpaca. Alpaca’s history is over 6,000 years in the making. Centuries before Rome, alpaca domestication produced a thriving economy in the Andes region. Evidence indicates that this ancient civilization produced finer fleeces than what we have today. Later in the Inca Empire, status and wealth was measured in cloth, most of it alpaca cloth. It was safeguarded in secure storerooms and guarded like gold. Royal herds were protected and developed. For thousands of years, painstaking care was taken to develop fine fleece, which while soft, was also warm and extremely durable.