Alpaca Stripey Socks from Samantha Holmes Alpaca. Stay cool in summer and warm in winter with a pair of these stripey socks. Insulating, Hypoallergenic, moisture-wicking and incredibly silky soft.
- Materials: 56% Alpaca, 24% Bamboo, 18% Nylon and 2% Spandex
- Sizing: One size 4-7
- Care: Cold hand wash only, leave to dry flat
- Handmade in Peru
Material & Product Care
Samantha Holmes exclusive yarn combines 70% finest micron baby alpaca with 30% bamboo viscose to create a supremely soft, silky yarn, less prone to pilling. It is harder wearing, drapes beautifully and while it remains uniquely insulating, it is more breathable, less “hairy” and therefore more transseasonal. It also washes beautifully.
A cool handwash (30º) with a mild detergent such as Stergene or baby shampoo is recommended. Wash for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse in lukewarm water, always pressing, not wringing the fabric. Wrap the item in a clean dry towel to absorb excess moisture. Reshape as necessary and lay flat to dry. Do not hang your wet alpaca garment as it will stretch.
While it is possible to machine wash some of our alpaca garments on a 30º cool handwash cycle (i.e. a cycle which does not run for more than ¾ hours!), we cannot guarantee the result, because the make and condition of different washing machines varies too much! However, if you do wish to use this method for some of our smaller and less delicate items, use a mild detergent. Turn the product inside out, fold it neatly and place in a small gauze laundry bag to avoid the item getting stretched and losing its shape. On no account should you use a Tumble Drier, as this will definitely shrink the product.
For very stubborn stains, please take your item to a professional dry cleaner.
We recommend that all alpaca products are folded or rolled, rather than hung to prevent stretching.
The Story of Samantha Holmes Alpaca
Originally an Art and Languages graduate from Edinburgh University, Samantha found her first inspiration for luxury fabrics and traditional craftsmanship in Nepal from where she imported cashmere from a small hand weaving cooperative. But it was on discovering alpaca, that she found her niche. Samantha travelled to Peru to connect with small knitting collectives, most of whom she still works with today. Together they continue to produce exclusive collections of handcrafted luxury gifts, fashion accessories, Alpaca babywear and Alpaca home ware, using only the finest alpaca wool.