Silkeborg Uldspinderi La Paz Plaid Dark Grey
Material: 100% Baby Alpaca
Colour: Dark gray and natural white
Washing instructions: Clean only
Light, luxurious and warm blankets in 100% Alpaca from Silkeborg Uldspinderi in Denmark.
Silkeborg Woolen Spinner
Silkeborg Uldspinderi has worked with wool for three generations. Dating back to the 1940s, when Ludvig Bruun Olsen started the spinning mill that later formed the basis for Silkeborg, Silkeborg has since 1987 produced high-quality wool products and good raw materials. Today, the vision is to combine their unique knowledge of wool and the material's many properties with a new approach to design found among Denmark's skilled artisans and textile designers.
Wool is a unique natural material that insulates against both cold and heat, is naturally dirt-repellent, holds moisture without feeling wet and has antibacterial properties.
Silkeborg Uldspinderi has a particular fondness for the alpaca's unique properties. The alpaca has adapted to the Andes' harsh climate with a thick fur coat that insulates against both cold and heat. Where lamb's wool insulates because it holds air between individual fibers, the alpaca fibers insulate because each individual fiber is hollow and filled with air, thus maintaining the temperature. Technically, the alpaca does not have wool, but hair, which makes the fibers smooth, supple and flexible. Silkeborg Uldspinderi uses baby alpaca from Peru. Premium Baby Alpakka is the finest of the four different alpaca grades, where the quality is determined by how thin and fine the individual fiber is. The name Baby Alpakka has nothing to do with the animal's age.
Since wool and alpaca each have their own unique properties, Silkeborg has chosen to combine the materials in several of the blankets.