Handcrafted luxuriously soft Suri Alpaca fur cushion. Made with 100% Suri Alpaca fleece front and a handwoven Baby Alpaca wool fabric backing with a zip opening for insertion of a cushion pad. Cushion size approximately 50 x 50 cm. This decorative cushion will beautifully accompany any seating area or bed and pairs wonderfully with any So Cosy throw.
Cushion supplied with duck feather cushion pad.
Due to tanning process used on the fur these cushion covers cannot be washed. Dry Clean Only! Alternatively to restore the fur to former glory simply brush Talcum Powder through the fur with a pet brush. Do not place this product in direct sunlight. Colour fading will occur. Colour transfer from alpaca may occur with perspiration or moisture. Soak up spills promptly with a damp cloth.
Alpaca fur is lustrous and silky natural fibre. Alpaca fur is not prickly and bears no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. The Alpaca fur used is ethically sourced. The Alpacas from which the skins are removed are not killed for their fur. For the farmers it is not financially viable for them to do so. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.
There is a tradition in Peru which has developed as a result of the death of weaker and very young Alpaca in the harsh Andean Winters. Alpaca roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where temperatures can plummet in the Winter. The fur sourced is mainly from Alpacas – which have died of natural causes.
This item is World Fair Trade Certified.