Countries of production
Our products are made by experienced professionals. Our knitted cardigans, sweaters and dresses are produced in Lithuania. The beanies are made in Finland. Our scarves are made by our yarn supplier in Peru, with whom we have worked since the very beginning of Alpa’s journey in 2012. The local laws and regulations both in the EU and in Peru guarantee that the human rights of the employees and proper salaries are secured.
The high-quality Marseille soap comes from France and our brushes are made in Germany.
The fibre and the yarn
Alpaca is culturally and historically an important animal to the people in Peru. Animals are treated with special care and respect. Alpacas are expensive and they reproduce only once a year.
The alpaca wool we use comes from a single Peruvian supplier we have worked with since 2012, when Alpa Knitwear was founded.
Avoiding material loss
Whenever possible, our knitwear pieces are made with linked, full fashioned seams. The linking method is resource efficient, makes the garments more durable, and minimises the cutting waste.
Failed prototypes never go to waste. Faulty pieces are unravelled back to yarn or sent back to us for further product development. Even lower quality products are never taken to the landfill. Instead, we sell these pieces with a lower price on our website.