A stunning and versatile accessory, the Multiway Alpaca Fur Collar from Samantha Holmes is a glamorous addition to your wardrobe and can be worn as either a headband, a neck collar or you can thread a scarf of your choice through the loops on the reverse to make a fur trimmed wrap. There is a vintage style covered hook and loops to fasten the collar at each end.
Each fur collar measures approx 15x65cm with fur but please note that fur 'bushiness' does vary.
To restore fur simply brush through dry shampoo using a wire brush. Do not allow fur to come into contact with water.
The collars are available in three colours: Nutmeg, Oyster or Steel. All of these colours are natural so there is a small variance within these.
You can wear your Alpaca fur with a clear conscience:
The Alpaca fur used in Samantha Holmes’ products is ethically sourced. The Alpacas from which the skins are removed are not killed for their fur.
There is a tradition in Peru which has developed as a result of the death of weaker and very young Alpaca in the harsh Andean Winters. Alpaca roam freely in their natural terrain on the Altiplano of the Andes where temperatures can plummet in the Winter. The fur Samantha Holmes sources is mainly from baby Alpacas - or “cria” - which have died of natural causes.
The farmers do not kill their baby alpacas for their skins because it is not financially viable for them to do so. The skins are tiny. Alpacas can live for 20 years, promising a lifetime of shearing potential of far greater value than a single pelt.