Knith's alpaca throw blankets are an embodiment of tradition, luxury, and sustainability. These throws are crafted from locally sourced, undyed alpaca wool in the heart of Peru, celebrating a heritage that spans millennia.
Materiality: Alpaca Wool's Unsurpassed Quality
We understand that authentic and timeless luxury starts with premium materials. Alpaca wool is known for its exceptional softness and warmth. Our throws preserve the natural colors of alpaca wool, emphasizing the untouched beauty of these magnificent creatures.
There are several unique qualities that make alpaca wool special. It is lightweight, yet warm. It's hypoallergenic and soft to the touch. It's extremely durable as both a material and due to the weaving process that's been perfected over thousands of years.
Process: The Artistry of Skilled Artisans
Our throws are masterpieces of textile artistry, meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in Peru. From shearing the alpacas to the final product, each step of the process is infused with dedication and perfection.
Alpaca weaving is a practice woven into the fabric of Peruvian culture, passed down through generations. Each Knith alpaca throw is a testament to the enduring techniques and craftsmanship that have stood the test of time.
Responsible Partnerships: Traceability and Transparency
At Knith, we're dedicated to responsible production and authenticity of products we offer in our heritage-led collections. In addition to their membership in the World Fair Trade Organization, our artisan partners also undergo audits for the Responsible Alpaca Standard certification by Textile Exchange. It takes up to 5 years to complete this program in which a third-party verification entity evaluates over 10,000 alpaca farms that manage herds of 100 or more alpacas to ensure full compliance with comprehensive criteria.
Our close partnership with local communities and cooperatives ensures that heritage and livelihoods are preserved and supported. By choosing a Knith alpaca throw, you not only bring luxury into your home but also make a conscious choice to support rural and indigenous communities in Peru.
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