Spanning across the designs of Layer Cushion, Rhythm Throw, Twine Cushion and Ample Throw, the series of textiles designed by Copenhagen-based sustainable designers Aiayu is made in Bolivian baby llama wool. Now, what does baby llama wool mean?
Baby llama wool describes the highest quality of llama wool with the word “baby” referring to the inherent softness of the llama wool. The llamas from which the wool is sourced walk freely in flocks with their herders in the Bolivian highlands. The llamas are owned by multiple families who identify their llamas by the colored tassels on the llama’s ears. Once the hair of the llama has reached the desired length, the llamas are sheared to obtain the raw fiber for the baby llama wool—this happens about twice a year as it takes roughly six months for the hair of the llama to naturally regenerate to once more.
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