Shabby Alpaca was established in July 2013 when Chris Gray and Celina Baldwin (the mother daughter duo behind the Shabby brand) finally lived in the same state!
Chris (the mother in “mother daughter”) has spent the last 13 years raising alpacas and managing large alpaca farms through the northeastern United States.
Chris was pretty content spending her days with her favorite animals, but everything changed when Celina (the daughter in “mother daughter”), living in Colorado, suddenly had three children in nine months (two by adoption and one by birth-SURPRISE!).*
Chris knew it was time to retire from the alpaca lifestyle and to head out west to be with her new grand babies. Once the two were living in the same town, they decided to pursue their long-time dream of owning a business together and Shabby Alpaca was born!
Chris and Celina share a love of alpaca product [obvs], family, Colorado, dark chocolate (never white!), coffee and a good laugh. They are both concerned with how old their necks make them look. They share an inability to apply make up correctly, crooked- but not too crooked- teeth and a short waist.
Chris and Celina combine a seasoned knowledge of alpaca farming, retail experience, creativity and a knack for sourcing alpaca goods from around the world. From socks made in the USA to amazing throw blankets crafted in Peru, this team brings uniquely curated goods to you. With a passion for quality and love for fun, this mother daughter duo is all about bringing their customers surprising goods and a joyful and fun shopping experience.
To read more about Celina’s path to motherhood through adoption and natural childbirth, you can read her blog here!