Alpaca Boot Inserts: New Product Spotlight!

alpaca boot inserts

Alpaca boot inserts are an excellent way to keep your feet warm and dry! You already know that alpaca is WARM and in the winter, our feet get COLD. Enter our amazing new boot inserts… Alpaca fiber is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and moisture resistant, which makes it a perfect choice for a boot insert. Of course, you can use these …

Peru 2017: The Story Behind the Collection

peru 2017

When we booked our Peru 2017 tour, I figured it was a once in a lifetime event to acquire product for Shabby Alpaca. I wanted to go with my mom as it has been on her bucket list for a long time and for me- that was about it. I didn’t have huge expectations. I have traveled before and while …

Cable Knit Fringed Baby Alpaca Poncho

Our Fringed Baby Alpaca Poncho is one of our favorite Peruvian finds. While in Peru, we probably went into 100 different shops, maybe more…I actually have no idea. Some of them were more memorable than others. The shop where we curated these amazing fringed baby alpaca ponchos is one of our more memorable stops. Honestly, the shop didn’t impress us …

Quechua Benefit Casa Chapi: Making a Difference in the Highlands of Peru

  Most of the time on our trip to Peru, I was just following along and going with the flow of our group trip; never exactly sure where we were headed or where we would end up. I’d ask a few questions here and there, but I mostly assumed that our leader knew where we were headed and why. At …

Classic Alpaca Wrist Warmers 100% Alpaca

  Classic Alpaca Wrist Warmers We love curating soft goods from around the globe, but obviously, we have a special place in our hearts for Peru. While we would love to go to Peru many times a year and hand pick everything, sometimes we have to rely on other trusted companies to do the curating for us. Classic Alpaca is …

Reusing Amazon Boxes for Shipping Shabby

reusing amazon boxes

Reusing Amazon Boxes (and lots of other boxes, too!) for Shipping Shabby   As I browsed Pinterest and other idea sites, I noticed that the packaging and items I liked the best were those with beautiful new boxes, branded with care by the company. I was inspired and set out to purchase cool shipping boxes for Shabby. At Shabby, we …

Suri Alpaca Stuffed Animals: Hand Curated in Peru

Suri Alpaca Stuffed Animals   Here at Shabby Alpaca, we have carried a beautiful variety of alpaca stuffed animals since we began in 2013. These have been one of our number one selling items for a long time. Our customers love the soft feel and the surprise of their beauty and uniqueness. While in Peru, we discovered Suri Alpaca Stuffed …

Surprises of Peru Guest Post by Chris G. Part 3

I’m sure you know by now that even though there are two of us who make up Shabby Alpaca, I (Celina) am the one who does most of the writing. It’s not because my partner/mom can’t write, it’s because I do. It’s like the seat on the bus is already taken, so she sits in the back….I’ve told her that …

Surprises of Peru Guest Post by Chris G. Part 2

I’m sure you know by now that even though there are two of us who make up Shabby Alpaca, I (Celina) am the one who does most of the writing. It’s not because my partner/mom can’t write, it’s because I do. It’s like the seat on the bus is already taken, so she sits in the back….I’ve told her that …

Surprises of Peru by Chris G. Part 1

surprises of peru

  I’m sure you know by now that even though there are two of us who make up Shabby Alpaca, I (Celina) am the one who does most of the writing. It’s not because my partner/mom can’t write, it’s because I do. It’s like the seat on the bus is already taken, so she sits in the back….I’ve told her …

Getting Started on Instagram: Tips for Small Businesses

getting started on instagram

Getting Started on Instagram: Tips for Small Businesses This week I was helping my friend with his new website. I don’t know very much about building a website, but I knew more than he did and I realized while helping my friend that to help someone along you just need to know a little more than they do. You don’t …

Hand Weavers of Peru: Creating Heirlooms

Weavers of Peru While in Peru we saw many women who were doing hand weaving. It was absolutely fascinating! The weavers of Peru is not an organization, a group or an affiliate- it is the beautiful people honoring the tradition of hand weaving. You may have encountered someone hand weaving at an alpaca show or at the state fair, but …