The heart of Whispirit’s business is the creation of unique and wonderful fabrics. All of our fabrics are made from 80% alpaca and 20 % merino wool from ours and other U.S. herds. We make the fabric at our ranch in our fabric design center using an American-made piece of felting equipment, the FeltLOOM. We hand dye some fabrics to create unique looks using acid dyes, but the black, grey, fawn, brown and white fabrics you see are the natural colors of our herd. We also embellish some of our fabrics using hand dyed yarns and silks. We seek out unusual and creative buttons from local handcrafters wherever possible. We design apparel to show off these 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.
The line name, Whispirit, is an amalgam of our ranch name, Whispering Spirit Alpacas, and our feeling that our dream of having a successful art and apparel business in our adopted home state of New Mexico was so preposterous that we could only whisper it.
See our fabrics and our designs, here.