Plum of London

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  • Plum of London creates exquisite children’s and babies clothing and adult accessories using what is regarded as the worlds finest luxury yarn Royal alpaca. Each piece is as soft as cashmere yet warmer and stronger. Royal alpaca also possesses hypoallergenic breathable naturally antibacterial and excellent thermal qualities.

    Designed and made in Britain

    All of our Collection has been designed and made in Britain. This allows us to support our cherished British industries whilst keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum. We offer some of the world’s very best pure alpaca products which are both rare and exclusive.

    The world’s finest alpaca fleece is found in South America which is why we have sourced specialist mills in Peru. They provide us with only the very best yarn for use in our knitwear Collection all of which has been ethically sourced. Some British alpaca herds have also supplied us with some of the very best yarn found anywhere within these shores.

    Every piece has been designed with style and functionality at its heart in colourful hues and contemporary designs.

    Why alpaca?

    Hypoallergenic

    Alpaca fibre does not contain lanolin meaning that garments made using pure (100%) alpaca retain that quality. Alpaca fibre is therefore especially good for babies, children and those with sensitive skin.

    Extremely durable

    Stronger than mohair and second in strength only to silk, alpaca fibre is almost indestructible finely woven alpaca has recently been discovered in amazing condition in Peruvian ruins dating back 2,500 years.

    As soft yet finer than cashmere

    Our knitted clothing range is made using only the world’s finest Royal Alpaca, meaning that it has a micron count of less than 18.

    Excellent thermal qualities

    Thermostatic properties which protect and insulate the alpaca at heights of up to 5000m and in temperatures ranging from +27C in the summer to -22c in the winter mean that pure alpaca clothing keeps the wearer warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot. When required, alpaca fleece is warmer than goose down and 3 times warmer than merino wool.

    Not prone to pill and ball unlike cashmere and wool

    All animal fibres contain scales which are visible on each individual strand. The scales found on alpaca fibre are much shorter than on any other meaning they are less likely to interlock which creates the pilling and balling effects.

    Lightweight and lustrous handling

    Thanks to the hollow qualities of alpaca fibre, our garments remain remarkably light when compared to other similar animal fibre (including wool and cashmere) as well as synthetic clothing.

    Lacks the prickle factor associated with wool

    This risk is eradicated in our collection because we use only Royal Alpaca in our knitted range.

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