I am very conscious that more and more consumers want to purchase products that are environmentally sustainable and I am committed to this practice. Llamas, by nature are low impact animals and our herd management, fibre collection and fibre cleaning practices ensure that we maintain the process.

 

For a more complete picture of why llamas, and Granite Haven Llama Fibre is an environmentally sustainable product, click on one of the headings below.

 

  1. Llama fibre has a natural cleanliness and resistance to staining that requires less cleaning and maintenance than other fibres. It has a very low level of static electricity so it doesn't attract and hold lint and other types of hair. It is very resilient and maintains its good looks even with frequent wear and/or heavy use. It doesn't mat or pill. Washing a llama fibre garment revitalises and raises the nap of the fabric.

  2. When cleaning is required hand washing is best for both the garment and the environment. For best results:

  3. Wash the garment separately, by hand in cold or lukewarm water.

  4. Use mild laundry detergent or shampoo.

  5. Press out excess water and lay flat, without wrinkles, on a flat, absorbent surface for drying.

  6. Do not wring wet garment or hang wet garment to dry.

  7. Do not use hot air or warm dryer cycle for drying.

  8. Do not use hot or warm water or bleach in the laundering process. Llama fibre has less scale than sheep's wool and is less prone to shrinkage as a result. However, hot water should be avoided. Wrinkles present when wet will take longer to disappear in the course of normal wear and should be taken out early in the drying process by blocking when laying out to dry.
     

 

 

 

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