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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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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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Inca Trail Packing List

Inca Trail Packing List

Learn about what to expect when hiking the Inca Trail and what key clothes should be in your pack for optimum comfort.

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Why Alpaca - The Superior Fiber

Why Alpaca - The Superior Fiber

Alpacas and llamas are actually related to camels via a distant common ancestor. Learn more about alpaca wool and why we use it.

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Alpaca Wool for Traveling

Alpaca Wool for Traveling

Alpaca wool makes great travel clothing as it’s lightweight, non-bulky, odor resistant – so you can pack less – and our clothes are super versatile....

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