Our Alpaca fibre is produced & processed locally in Devon. We believe strongly in high standards of animal welfare and responsible environmental practice and work always to sustainable principles and low ‘fibre miles’.
Our fibre is washed and carded at a mill just an hour away by The Natural Fibre Company, then stitched into a pure cotton waxed cambric casing.
Our Blankets are woven on original victorian looms at a working wool mill just a few minutes down the road – Coldharbour Mill by the very taleted Louise Cottey who also teaches hand weaving classes there.
Alpacas live up to 20 years and are farmed solely for their fibre production, not for meat. They are gentle, grazing, herd animals and are amazingly successful fox deterrents making them extremely good companion animals.
Your Alpaca quilt and pillows can be gently hand washed in cool water , as the fabric is a waxed cambric you will find it is natuarlly water repellant and is best not submerged, but rinsed with cool water (or quickly ‘hosed off’ outdoors as is particularly useful to know with the child size!) and dried on the line – NEVER put in a washing machine or in a tumble drier. You may alternatively have it gently dry cleaned. We suggest you always use a flatsheet (or cover) and pillow slips in order to reduce the necessity to launder the products.
We are pleased for you to come and collect your items and meet our alpacas, or we will post your items at cost to any mainland UK address. We ask you to allow 14 days for delivery, although we may be able to dispatch more quickly on request.
Cot Bed quilt & pillow set
quilt 115x95cm/pillow 63x38cm £160
Single quilt 135x200cm £160
Double quilt – 200x200cm £265
King Size quilt – 225x220cm £295
Super King quilt – 260x220cm £340
We consider our quilts to be ‘all season’ weight as alpaca fibre is breathable and in the wild they are used to temperature extremes we have found the same quilt to work perfectly all year round, never too hot nor too cold.
Pillow – Cot Bed – 63x38cm £40
Pillow – Standard – 48x74cm £65
Pillow – Superking – 50x90cm £75
We believe our quilts to be 10 Tog, however we feel testing methods are not truly suited to the qualities of alpaca. Quilts and Pillows are hand crafted using a traditional long arm sewing machine therefore stitching may be characterful, but will not affect the performance of your products!
PLEASE REMEMBER: Quilts/pillows are not recommended for children under one year of age
BED BLANKETS/THROWS/ FABRIC LENGTHS
The gloriously soft, fine fabric woven by Louise Cottey, on the Victorian Power Looms at Coldharbour Mill, Devon is available as blankets or as fabric lengths.
Please enquire as to available colours, sizes and prices – we currently have the weaves as shown below in hand, in a light weight bed blanket, beautifully soft with a fantastic drape, perfect over our quilts for a snug winter sleep, or simply used with a crisp linen sheet during summer.
Generous double/king/super king bed size – 2.6m x 1.5m (100″ x 60″) – £375 edged on two sides, or can be made into a pair of single covers by request at additional cost
Bolt of fabric (no finishing) – approximately 3m x 1.5m (120″ x 60″) -£300