Alpaca is one of the most luxurious furs in the world. It is also know as Friendly fur as no animals have been slaughtered for the fur. Visit us at PACHA CRAFTS for the finest selection of Alpaca Slippers, slip-ons, booties and boots with unique styles and colours. The slippers have unmatched softness, are warm, fluffy, natural and hypoallergenic. We aim towards quality and 100% customer satisfaction.
Are Alpaca killed for their fur?
Please note that the alpaca animals are not killed for their pelt but have died a natural death. There is also an economic reason for this; alpacas, which have a lifespan of 20-25 years, are too valuable for their wool to be killed for their fur. Alpacas are also known as the 'sheep of the Andes' and are a source of livelihood for poor communities.
What type of Alpaca slippers, soles and colours do you have available?
PACHA CRAFTS have a choice of: the Classic Slippers, the Slip-on, the Bootie and the Boot. When you search for Alpaca Slippers, you will notice that most of the slippers on the market are made of hide soles (scuffed skin), leather soles and plastic vinyl. PACHA is the only producer to make them with 4mm black rubberized soles for long lasting durability. We also hand-select the fur and use the natural hues ranging from black, brown, fox-like, caramel, bronze, beige, grey and white (24 colours available).
Black Rubberized Soles
Are the slippers made of Sheepskin or Alpaca Fur?
Alpaca slippers are externally made of 100% Baby Alpaca Fur and internally made of 100% Sheepskin. Alike leather, alpaca fur ages beautifully and tends to get fluffier with time.
What is the difference between Alpaca Fur and Baby Alpaca Fur?
Please note that there are varying qualities of Alpaca Fur. PACHA only selects the highest quality. 100% Super Baby Alpaca is the softest and silkiest fur. The item description will state the quality of each pair of slippers.
How do I care for my Alpaca Slippers?
Shaking or light vacuuming removes dust and dirt. A good technique for cleaning and for the fur to regain its pomposity is to sprinkle in talc powder or corn meal; brush this and then shake. Spots come out easily with any alcohol-based spot remover. Please remember that Alpaca Fur loves sunshine, so please do sunbathe them and see the difference! Due to the finesse of the product (often compared to cashmere for its softness and silk for its silkiness), you may hand-wash the fur with a mild shampoo without touching the pelt (as it has similar properties to leather).