Alpaca scarves are hand made from our own alpacas fleece as well as imported from Peru.
For our own scarves the natural colours from the alpacas are used in the main, however in the making of our knitwear, we do dye some of our yarn using natural plants and include these in our clothing accessories.
Woad and madder were grown extensively in Norfolk many years ago. The Maddermarket in Norwich gets its name from the actual market which sold madder plants and roots.
In Anglo-Saxon times woad, weld, and madder were used in the dying of garments worn by the Angles. Queen Boudica made her warriors paint their faces with woad which she believed was an antiseptic whilst weld was regarded as a weed.
The more colourful scarves are selected from the best that the Peruvian alpaca industry has to offer.