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Read our latest news and features, discussing everything from the properties of alpaca wool, to gear lists for hiking and traveling; from ideas about living more sustainably, to information about traveling and hiking in Peru. Browse our articles, or use the search button to find what you're looking for.

The Colors You're Wearing

The Colors You're Wearing

Arms of Andes takes sustainable manufacturing further by using natural colors. Although synthetics are easier, natural dyes are environmentally friendly and give unique, beautiful tones....

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How to Layer Clothing

How to Layer Clothing

Layering is a way of wearing clothing to protect you from the elements, while allowing you to adjust to variable conditions.

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Best Base Layer

Best Base Layer

Base layers are important for outdoor activities, as they sit next to your skin. We talk about options and why alpaca is best!

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Machu Picchu Packing List

Machu Picchu Packing List

Learn about the weather at Machu Picchu, what you should wear when visiting and why alpaca wool is the best fabric option.

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Machu Picchu Travel Information

Machu Picchu Travel Information

All you need to know about Machu Picchu travel: how to get there, what to see and do, where to stay and what to pack....

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How to Dispose of Wool Clothing

How to Dispose of Wool Clothing

Instead of just throwing away wool clothes, there are many things we can do: repair, pass on, reuse, recycle and finally compost.

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Coronavirus In Peru - Travel Updates

Coronavirus In Peru - Travel Updates

Find out where and how you can travel in Peru as the country reopens after a long lockdown in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic....

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Alpaca Wool For Hiking

Alpaca Wool For Hiking

Alpaca wool has characteristics such as superior breathability and odor resistance, that mean it makes the best clothes for hiking and the outdoors.

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Sustainable Hiking Pack

Sustainable Hiking Pack

We discuss steps you can take to reduce the impact your hiking gear has on the environment and the most eco-friendly brands.

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