sustainable alpaca

SUSTAINABILITY POLICY

At Alpaca Links we conceive sustainability as a fundamental axis and integral part of the Company. Our activities denote the commitment assumed and oriented to the appropriate management of the economic, social and environmental impacts generated. We prioritize the preservation of the environment, the well-being of our collaborators and community, the consolidation of policies, practices and processes leading to the continuous improvement of the performance of environmental, social and governance aspects in our value chain.

The following are pillars of the sustainability of the organization:

Equity: Without any distinction, we promote good fair-trade practices, decent and safe working conditions, improving the quality of life in our areas of influence and the conservation of ancestral traditions, complying with national laws and current international social standards.

Environment: We are committed to the sustainable and efficient use of natural resources and the prevention of pollution; we comply with applicable and current legal regulations and international standards. We promote the circular economy, the reuse and recycling of solid waste, ensuring the use of environmentally friendly products, focused on achieving clean production. In addition, we promote the conservation of habitats throughout our value chain, from the raising of the alpaca.

Animal welfare: We care about knowing the origin of the fibre we use in the manufacture of our products, which is why we try to obtain fibre from farms where the five animal freedoms are respected.

Resilience: We have the ability to prepare, respond and adapt to changes, with continuous improvement as our objective and commitment. Through the genetic programs used, we improve the quality of alpaca fibre, which allows our products to be more durable, resistant and of high quality.

The owners of Alpaca Links are committed to the implementation and monitoring of this Policy and to the establishment of objectives and goals that allow us to manage and communicate our environmental, social and governance impacts.

Gary & Giselle Gilbert

Alpaca Links

22 Bell Street, St. Andrews

 Scotland, KY16 9UX

Version 03, October 2014.

To understand the sustainability of alpaca wool, you need to access the life-cycle and each stage’s sustainability. This life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a method to evaluate the environmental impacts of products and materials. Here’s the quick summary of our LCA of alpaca wool!

What makes alpaca wool so sustainable: Alpaca wool is biodegradable and renewable. Fabrics made with this natural fiber are breathable and odor-resistant, leading to a low-impact usage phase. Recycled alpaca wool is considered the most sustainable variety of alpaca wool because using discarded materials to make recycled wool fabrics reduces pressure on land, water, and other resources needed for rearing more wool-producing animals. 

Additionally: Alpaca wool fabrics made with fibers from organic and regenerative farming systems are highly sustainable because these natural fibers are cultivated ethically without any added toxic synthetic chemicals and, thus, are fully biodegradable at the end of their life.

Here at Alpaca Links our exceptional alpaca yarn hails from Peru, meticulously crafted by the world-leading company devoted to ethical sourcing and active social responsibility. Their commitment transcends profits, reinvesting in impoverished Peruvian communities and fostering sustainable development.

Ethical Craftsmanship

Every piece from Alpaca Links is a testament to ethical craftsmanship, crafted with love in Peru. Our dedication extends to ensuring the well-being and job stability of our skilled artisans, forming strong relationships with these talented individuals.

Community Support

As avid supporters of sustainable development, we prioritize good working conditions, fair pricing, and the rights of our 100 skilled knitters and their families. Our efforts create a positive impact that resonates throughout Peru.

 

Certified Yarns

We exclusively choose certified yarns from reputable sources, ensuring their well-known origin. These yarns undergo dyeing with biodegradable dyes, adhering to international ecological standards and validated by certifications from AZO, OEKO-TEX, and REACH.

Sustainable Awareness

 

Crafting clothing within an equitable environment, driven by the desire to create beauty and well-being, is our unwavering ethos. Alpaca Links is committed to harmonizing ecological materials with thoughtful design in every curated collection.”

 

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2024-01-22
Everything good and the quality is excellent ❤️ thank you
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2024-01-22
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2023-08-25
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2023-08-25
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2023-02-21
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2023-02-21
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2021-02-21
Absolutely thrilled with my purchase. Georgous slippers. Beautifully packaged. Highly recommend this fantastic seller.
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2***h
2021-02-21
Item as described, seller very responsive & rec’d ahead of schedule. Thanks :)
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2021-02-21
Good honest seller, would highly recommend, many thanks.
JR Brown
JR Brown
2024-02-28
This shop is fantastic. You will find alpaca items for kids and adults in various colors and shapes. Ideal for the Scottish weather. There are also lots of accessories and gifts for every occasion. I bought in store but they also have a website so I managed to get other items posted. The customer service is timely and fantastic. Highly recommend.
Adrien Ferchichi
Adrien Ferchichi
2024-02-27
I purchased a hat and a pair of shoes for my young daughter here, and she absolutely adores them. The lady assisting us in the shop was incredibly helpful and offered excellent guidance throughout our visit. I highly recommend this store based on the outstanding service we received.
Gio Gutierrez
Gio Gutierrez
2024-02-27
I Love this place, it has the best quality and variety of alpaca products and original designs. I have purchased several gifts on different occasions and they have made recipients truly happy all the time.
Laurentzi de Sasia
Laurentzi de Sasia
2024-02-27
Alexia Yavicoli
Alexia Yavicoli
2020-02-08
Amazing alpaca stuff!!!
Rhona Stagg
Rhona Stagg
2019-12-17
Today just bought a baby alpaca hat which is incredibly soft and light. Love it!! Am saving up for the slippers now.....
Carlos Franco
Carlos Franco
2018-08-07
So friendly staff, a wide variety of clothing and accessories, lovely place
Yvonne Whitehill
Yvonne Whitehill
2018-02-22
Can highly recommend this shop. Love the variety of their wonderful range of products which are all high quality. Customer service unparalleled. In today, got a lovely alpaca scarf. Will definitely be shopping there again when in St Andrews and will not hesitate to tell others about it. Y from Kirkcaldy

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