CAN WE WEAR ALPACA WOOL
IN THE SUMMER?

 The short answer is YES. It sounds crazy, doesn't it?

Contrary to preconceived ideas, wool can be worn all year round: in winter, of course, but also in spring and even summer! You just need to choose the perfect fiber - such as pure thermoregulating alpaca wool - and the right fabric weight.

No more itchy and sweaty wool! Here are some ideas for what to wear next-to-skin with the return of the slightest ray of sun. 

My trip to Cusco with the alpaca shirt

Last year, I went on a trip to Cusco with Meli and Rensso, around the Peruvian Andes at about 3400 m (11,150 ft). It was in the dry season and the temperature during the day was about 20 C (69 F).

First time that I was testing my Arms of Andes (AoA) alpaca t-shirt was on  a sunny day. And I found it such a surprise! I could feel that alpaca wool provides a real thermal benefit. I used it to walk around during the day and it was amazing how refreshing it was. Our fabrics are composed of a more adaptive wool than traditional wool thanks to the alpaca fibers' ability to regulate body temperature.

Where do the insulating properties of the alpaca fleece originate from? It’s down to the way the alpaca has evolved. Alpacas are amazingly resilient animals and have adapted successfully to the extremes of both very hot and very cold climates. 

Woman wearing a black alpaca shirt looking at a alpaca and standing by a peruvian woman

Protect your skin from sun rays

Alpaca wool helps to protect your skin from the rays of the sun. How come? Wool absorbs UV radiation providing protection from the sun, just as it does for alpacas grazing in the fields all day long.

Although wearing alpaca wool doesn’t mean that you should not put sun cream on, especially if you have a white skin like me! It is just another layer of protection against UV radiation.

No stink no wash

All products are anti-bacterial and odor-resistant. Which is a huge advantage in the summer sun, doing outdoor activities. We definitely sweat! Alpaca fiber naturally wicks away sweat without absorbing it. Each time I wear it, me and my clothes stay dry, keeping my body protected.

Alpaca wool does not need to be washed because of its anti-bacterial properties and low moisture absorption. Instead of washing, I air out my gear.
Save time, water and help save the planet!

Man on the beach wearing lilac alpaca wool shirt
Woman wearing white alpaca wool tank top and walking in the wood

Sun loving colors

My first AoA t-shirt was black. I really love it! It is great for any season and it always looks very elegant; either during the day or at night having a pisco sour with friends, here in Lima Peru.

At AoA, we have different colors that marry perfectly with sunny days : Lilac and White. Best of all, they combine with everything! And not only because it looks and feels more seasonal but also because the lighter shades attract less rays from the sun.

We are introducing chemical-free colors that also come from the alpaca itself. Our natural white carries no dye and we will be including a naturally dyed blue soon.

Conventional colors : Black, Lilac, Navy Blue. Natural colors : White and soon all natural blue…
There is something for everyone and every season!

So lightweight you'll forget it

In the summer, the last thing that you want is to feel weight on you. I live in Lima, and summer is very humid. Wearing clothes that are not heavy is so important for me. The structure of our alpaca fleece is incredibly lightweight and allows you to move freely. If you keep your head up, you might actually forget you're wearing a shirt. The lightness of our shirts is an important comfort factor in the summer.

Alpaca Wool Summer Clothes
mens ecological vneck tshirt color black
mens ecological vneck tshirt color black
mens eco friendly vneck tshirt color black
mens antibacterial vneck tshirt color black
mens high performance vneck tshirt color black
mens thermo regulate vneck tshirt color black
mens breathable vneck tshirt color gray
mens perfect travel vneck tshirt color gray
mens most comfortable vneck tshirt color gray
mens all natural vneck tshirt color gray
mens sweat wicking vneck tshirt color gray
mens versatile design vneck tshirt color navy blue
mens all purpose vneck tshirt color navy blue
mens low impact dye vneck tshirt color navy blue
mens any activity vneck tshirt color navy blue
mens all activities vneck tshirt color navy blue
color natural blue
color natural blue
color natural blue
color natural gray
color natural red
color lilac
color lilac
color lilac
color natural turquoise
color natural turquoise
color natural turquoise
mens most sustainable vneck tshirt color natural white
mens thermal wool vneck tshirt color natural white
mens antiodor vneck tshirt color natural white
mens all purpose vneck tshirt color natural white
mens active comfort vneck tshirt color natural white

Men's Alpaca Wool Shirt: 110 Ultralight V-Neck

womens most confortable vneck tshirt color navy blue
womens most confortable vneck tshirt color navy blue
womens best travel vneck tshirt color navy blue
womens high performance vneck tshirt color navy blue
womens alpaca wool fabric vneck tshirt color navy blue
womens antibacterial vneck tshirt color navy blue
womens most confortable vneck tshirt color black
womens outdoor activities vneck tshirt color black
womens uv resistance vneck tshirt color black
womens ecological vneck tshirt color black
womens antibacterial vneck tshirt color black
womens fast drying vneck tshirt color gray
womens eco friendly vneck tshirt color gray
womens adventure vneck tshirt color gray
womens active comfort vneck tshirt color gray
womens ultimate outdoor vneck tshirt color gray
color lilac
color lilac
color natural blue
color natural blue
color natural gray
color natural gray
color natural red
color natural turquoise
color natural turquoise
color natural turquoise
color natural turquoise
womens ultimate outdoor vneck tshirt color natural white
womens royal alpaca vneck tshirt color natural white
women ultra soft vneck tshirt color natural white
women best travel vneck tshirt color natural white
womens outdoor clothing vneck tshirt color natural white

Women's Alpaca Wool Shirt: 110 Ultralight V-Neck

mens sustainable tank top ultralight color black
mens sustainable tank top ultralight color black
unisex ultra soft gloves color black
mens ecological tank top ultralight color black
mens outdoor activities tank top ultralight color black
mens antiodor tank top ultralight color black
mens most comfortable tank top ultralight color navy blue
mens 100 alpaca wool tank top ultralight color navy blue
mens single origin tank top ultralight color navy blue
mens ultra soft tank top ultralight color navy blue
mens sweat wicking tank top ultralight color navy blue
mens uv resistance tank top ultralight color gray
mens best ultralight tank top ultralight color gray
mens single origin tank top ultralight color gray
mens moisture wicking tank top ultralight color gray
mens breathable tank top ultralight color gray
mens highly breathable tank top ultralight color natural white
mens adventure tank top ultralight color natural white
mens functional tank top ultralight color natural white
mens all purpose tank top ultralight color natural white
mens uv resistance tank top ultralight color natural white

Men's Alpaca Wool Tank Top: 110 Ultralight

womens high performance tank top ultralight color black
womens high performance tank top ultralight color black
womens outdoor activities tank top ultralight color black
womens breathable tank top ultralight color black
womens active comfort tank top ultralight color black
womens antiodor tank top ultralight color black
womens most sustainable tank top ultralight color gray
womens ecological tank top ultralight color gray
womens high performance tank top ultralight color gray
womens fresh odor free tank top ultralight color gray
womens perfect travel tank top ultralight color gray
womens low impact dye tank top ultralight color navy blue
womens all activities tank top ultralight color navy blue
womens best ultralight tank top ultralight color navy blue
womens natural tank top ultralight color navy blue
womens sustainable brand tank top ultralight color navy blue
alpaca wool tank top in white for women color lilac
womens comfortable fit tank top ultralight color natural white
womens antibacterial tank top ultralight color natural white
womens best fleece tank top ultralight color natural white
womens moisture wicking tank top ultralight color natural white
womens all purpose tank top ultralight color natural white

Women's Alpaca Wool Tank Top: 110 Ultralight