The Hug is a loosely comfortable, unique women’s alpaca sleeveless vest, similar in shape and flow to a cape. With its softly draped collar (both front and back) and high-low hem, the Hug is designed to fall below the derriere and to mid-thigh in the front. A gorgeously knotted button closure allows the Hug to embrace you in its romantic style. All sizes are measured by the width between the armholes.
Neon Black is the long-sleeved, shorter front version of the Hug. This jacket features squared off edges, and a full-length fold over collar. Left open in the front, the Neon Black is the perfect lightweight woman’s alpaca jacket for an evening out with friends when paired with denim jeans. Or dress it up with an all-black ensemble, like our model.
The Neon Black fabric is bright black alpaca fibers felted into a beautiful piece of abstract black floral patterned silk. Neon like flashes of red, green, orange and yellow will stop traffic with their vibrant urgency.
Most of our jacket fabrics are made from 80% alpaca from our herd and 20% merino wool from other US herds. We hand felt our fabrics at our ranch in our fabric design center using an American-made FeltLOOM. We also use hand-dyed fabrics to create unique looks. The black, grey, fawn, brown and white fabrics you see are the natural colors of our herd, which we breed and raise for their highest quality, luxurious alpaca fleece.
The lightweight, almost airy feel of our inner wear fabrics come from a single layer of felted alpaca. Inner weight can be worn on cool days, or inside in air-conditioned environments, without the wearer overheating. Outer weight fabrics are thicker, with three layers of felted alpaca, but with the lack of bulk that alpaca is known for. Outer weight is suitable for cooler temperatures, and without the bulk of thicker wool fabrics or down feathers.
We embellish some of our fabrics using hand-dyed yarns and silks. When we seek out unusual and creative buttons, clasps and other embellishments for our alpaca jackets, we source them from local handcrafters wherever possible. Each jacket is unique; no two are alike.
We design our alpaca winter jackets to show off these one-of-a-kind fabrics and have local talented seamstresses hand sew each item we sell. Now, you can purchase U.S. handmade alpaca garments, accessories and fabrics right here, in the United States, under our Whispirit label.
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