From Our Natural World
baby alpaca wool is the gold of the andes

Our competitive advantage is that the Boho Style is its own creation with its own hand designs, making it unique and luxury pieces. Each garment has a delicacy and rarity
design made with the best wool found on earth. All our finest wool of the Bohos’ maintains its original shape even as the years go by, as long as it is washed by hand and in cold water.

Alpaca Tradition in Bolivia and Perú

Our primarily raw material is the Baby alpaca wool which is produced by cooperatives of community breeders that comes from the best wool gathering companies in Bolivia and Perú,
from the finest alpaca hatcheries located in the icy plateau at over 3,800/4000 meters high. These conditions stimulate the growth of the alpaca's hair, guaranteeing its quality,
since the lower the temperature, the wool becomes thicker, hotter (it acquires heat properties), softer and lighter.
We have chosen alpaca wool because, in addition to being exceptionally soft, warm and look casual, it is sustainable, with a low environment impact.
Alpaca wool is hypoallergenic, and thus is no need of chemical treatment that could be harmful to the environment.
Moreover, Alpacas are indigenous to the regions where we work with our artisan peasant women.

Unlike other camelids, such as llamas and camels, the alpaca is considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas is not used as a pack animal, but exclusively used to grow wool.
The Incas were perfect breeders: they preserved the traditions and culture of alpaca breeding to the present day,
passing on the secrets of processing yarns to Peruvian breeders. This thousand-year-old culture has allowed
Peruvian and Bolivian breeders and artisans to hold 80% of the world’s production of alpaca fiber.

The definition of Baby Alpaca refers to the fineness of the wool. Baby alpaca is obtained from the youngest alpacas and from the areas of the adult coat where the hair is thinner.
The finer the fiber, the higher the quality of the wool. This means that the more the animal is in tune with its environment,
the happier they are and consequently the better the quality of the wool. To be happy an alpaca needs large spaces for grazing, where they can move and run freely.

merino wool

We also use merino wool which comes from Australia. Four broadly defined types of merino sheep have been developed in Australia: superfine, fine, medium and strong wool breeds.
Fine wool sheep do better in cold climates but need intensive management. Strong wool sheep do better in hotter, low-rainfall areas and require less intensive management,
though their wool attracts lower prices. Australia dominates the global fine wool market, producing more than 50 per cent of the world’s merino wool.