All sizes and dimensions are noted in the respective product descriptions. In addition, we show the dimensions of the different sizes for all ladies, men's and children's sweaters here. We kindly ask you to compare the sizes exactly before buying.
Yes, it is possible. We support uniqueness and our production process allows us to produce special sizes on request. But since we need twice as much material and more time for production for an XXL sweater than for an S sweater, we have to adjust the price accordingly.
Please write us the following information via the contact form: - Length of the arms - chest measurement - Dimension from the shoulder to the hip bone - color of your choice
If it is possible, please send us the dimensions of a reference sweater.
Our fabrics are from alpacas and sheep, which are naturally kept in their natural environment of the Peruvian Andes. Natural Alpaca-Wool does not scratch or smell. It is hypoallergenic, also because it does not contain lanolin. Our colors are naturally dyed from plants and minerals. Our production is handmade. A final wash is done with natural, chemical-free soap. The conclusion?
We believe that we are one of the few fashion brands that sell 100% natural products and produce 100% natural.
Here you can find more information about our unique dyeing process. Here you can also find information about our production.
Care & Colors
Basically you don't have to wash alpaca wool without heavy soiling. The antibacterial features of this high performance fiber allows for easy airing in the open air to rid our products of body odors and other smells. If washing is unavoidable, our wool products are suitable for hand washing only. Soak the garment beforehand in water with a maximum temperature of 20 degrees without rubbing. In order not to influence the natural coloring, we ask you to use only a small amount of natural soaps or wool detergents without chemical additives. You can also find the care instructions on the packaging of our products.
As a matter of principle, our products made of alpaca and sheep's wool must not be dried in any tumble dryer. This not only consumes unnecessary energy, but also destroys the structure of the wool fibres.
A wet alpaca sweater that is freshly washed has a very high weight due to the absorbed water. In order to prevent the product from wearing out due to this weight, we recommend that these products be laid flat on the stand for drying. This prevents the sweater from warping in length and on the sleeves.
To guarantee a long durability of the strong and naturally dyed colors, we recommend not to dry our products in the direct sun.
Our dyeing is made by hand by real people and is based on plants and minerals. The wool got cooked with its ingredients in ceramic pots on open fire. Exactly like the tradition of the old Incas is given forward to their ancestors in Peru. Nature knows no industrial standards, but lives from its uniqueness. This uniqueness goes into our products. No product, no weaving, no manual work is 100% like the others. You hold a unique piece in your hand. Be aware of this and thank nature for this characteristic.
Here you can read more about our colors and natural dyeing process.
In general, some color is always lost when a garment is washed or exposed to sunlight. Toxic and chemical colors also have this characteristics. But there are 6 simple rules to keep the color intensity of your product for a long time. And on the side you do something good for yourself and your environment.
1. Wash only when necessary 2. Wash cold and by hand 3. Use just a little bit of natural soaps or natural wool detergents. 4. Avoid contact with salt and acids 5. Do not use chemical deodorants and body sprays 6. Dry in the shade
Fluffs are a typical problem with sweaters: when the sweater is sliced together, for example under the arms, or when it rubs against other items of clothing such as jackets, loose fabric fibers knot into small knots.
Alpaca wool is less frequently affected by pilling, but even here, small fibers in the fabric can easily come loose and knot.
You can do this to prevent fluffs: Our Tip: Use a sweater stone. Remove fluff with the sweater stone like this. In well-assorted drugstores you will find a so-called sweater stone. It consists of porous lava rock and removes the coarse nodules by gently stroking it over the affected areas. You can get it here.
All other common methods, such as peeling by hand or using a razor, can, in our experience, destroy the wool structure or pull threads.
Stay cool. Take a deep breath. Your product will survive.
If the thread is not torn, you can try to bring it back into position by gently pulling the fabric. If this does not work, you can pull the thread inwards with a sewing or crochet needle and knot it there.
Never cut the thread. This can cause the product to unravel completely.
PACABAMBA was born from the possibility of producing clothing 100% in harmony with nature. Here in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, PACABAMBA has become an employer that gives people hope and a future. The well-being of our employees and their families is our top priority. They are the heart of this project. They share their knowledge and traditions with us, so that we can produce 100% sustainable products for you. An opportunity we would not have dared to dream of years ago.
How do we create 100% sustainability? Our raw materials are free of acrylic and pesticides. The alpaca and sheep-yarn we use is obtained under high standards to protect animals and humans. The washing of our yarns is based on plant extracts. The biggest innovation is our special dyeing process. We only use plants to give our products strong colors. The knowledge for this is based on old, almost forgotten traditions of the Inca culture. The resulting plant waste is 100% compostable and returns to the cycle of nature.
We pay our employees at above-standard rates and also pay attention to their working hours. We adapt the working environment to their life situation. Mothers and fathers work from home, so that they can continue to look after their families.
A deep friendship connects us with our employees. We do not produce, we create. We do not have simple goods, we offer you to be a part of the lives of the people in Peru. To share their stories and traditions.
There is no more sustainable way to produce fashion.
We are happy to give you more insights and information about PACABAMBA. We are looking forward to any request.
We support all families that work for us. Most of this families live in networks of communities, where they share work and responsibilities.
With our work, we prevent our people from working in big factories far away from their family networks. We support them in keeping their traditions and give them back pride and self-esteem.
We pay our employees at above-standard rates and also pay attention to their working hours. We adapt the working environment to their life situation. Mothers and fathers work from home, so that they can continue to look after their families. As a start up company we can unfortunately not yet offer fixed employment contracts. Therefore our employees have freelance employment contracts and partly their own companies, from which we buy their services.
All Informations about our materials you can find here.
Our supplier Inca Tops assures us a fair and careful handling of alpacas and sheep. A large part of the animals are distributed on individual farms and graze in the vastness of the Andes landscape at an altitude of at least 3000 meters. On site we could convince ourselves of the work processes and the good keeping of the animals.
We are quite critical of many eco-labels. We don't want to do greenwashing with the help of some "certifications". Furthermore, our standards in the manufacture of our products, processing and materials are higher than the requirements of most labels.
All Informations about our team you can find here.
Pacabamba is located in Pisac. A little village on 2800 meters above sea level and in middle of the Andes. In the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In the one direction, the town Cusco is 40 Min away. In the end of the valley you will find the ruines of Machu Picchu.