Alpaca Pieces By The Numbers
By The Numbers
A core textile featured in our collection of essentials, baby alpaca has been a sartorial storyline in our brand since 2011. Our partners in Peru have become like family, and each piece is hand-woven to perfection by their skilled artisans. The gorgeous quality of the finely woven sweaters and scarves doesn’t snag or pull like other knitted materials, and its handle is durable and incomparably soft.
Native to the Peruvian Andes, the vast temperatures baby alpaca endure between day and night creates ideal qualities, ensuring their fur is thermal but never hot. Our beautiful Peruvian alpaca differs from other origins, as the quality of the fiber is more adaptable to dye and its softness ensures weaving versatility for a spectrum of silhouettes. This unique fiber is ultra-lightweight and so strong that it resists saturation. Get to know our divine baby alpaca pieces—from the coveted Oversized Sweater to the classic Cape—by the numbers.
4820: miles between where our alpaca pieces are designed in San Francisco and the Peruvian Andes where the alpaca’s reside.
25: artisans Cuyana supports through our partnership.
2011: the year our Co-founder and CEO met the family behind our Peruvian alpaca pieces.
2014, the year Cuyana became the most influential client to our family-run partners.
3: the number of times our partners have visited our team in San Francisco.
Countless: enduring qualities baby alpaca embodies: soft, warm, lightweight, water-resistant, strong, hypoallergenic, environmental, breathable, and wrinkle-resistant. 780: grams of baby alpaca yarn in one of our alpaca pieces.
5: hours it takes for one artisan to craft each piece.
7: steps in the process of creating our Two-Tone Scarf: weaving, washing, drying, brushing, decatizing, cutting and hand-twisting the tassels.
23: microns in diameter of the fiber of our pieces, expressing the high quality and softness.
22: natural colors of baby alpaca—from snow white to the darkest black, including different shades of grey and beige.
2: new baby alpaca pieces we’ve introduced into our collection this season.
6: colors in our baby alpaca collection.
Warm layers crafted with care.
Indulgent accessories with attention to detail.