The Fire Nymph is a redesign of a jacket that won Best Artist: Wearable Art award for Whispirit two years ago at the Western Design Conference in Jackson Hole Wyoming. The jacket is a simple princess design, hip length and lined with a luminous fabric. The collar and the back are made from our handcrafted collage fabric, which combines cut up pieces of repurposed fabrics into a colorful and one of a kind fabric. The shell of the jacket is made from a silpaca fabric, made from felting a lovely rose grey alpaca/merino blend into a saffron dyed chiffon silk. The closure is a hand crafted button made by Perfect Button.
Presently available in Size Small.
This jacket fabrics is made from 80% alpaca from our herd and 20% merino wool from other US herds. We needle 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.
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.