Autumn has landed: Alpaca to the fore!

True British summers are hard to beat in every way – most true Brits say there’s no better place to spend your lazy days than on our awe-inspiring coastline, by the lakes that glisten in the evening sun or in the parks whilst the irregular sound of leather on willow seem to echo. The land we’ve been blessed with has offered infinite inspiration to many, from Shakespeare and Worth to Elgar and Constable and then there’s everyone else in between. There’s certainly more to this green and pleasant land than first meets the eye.
As winter nears and the sun seems a little more reluctant to show itself, we feel the chill that little bit more and look to those home-comforts that make these months that much more bearable. The roaring open fires, the long bracing walks and the warmth of hot tea and crumpets are just some of the ways which we employ to comfort ourselves. Then there’s the clothing and apparel which you’ve been eager to bring out from our ‘winter wardrobes’; the recently purchased overcoat you’re keen to check hasn’t been eaten by moths, the cashmere sweater you’re sure you stored away but now aren’t so sure and the silk thermals that you hope you can get one more season’s use from but fear that you may just need to bite the bullet and purchase a new set when see them again…!
Then we have alpaca. A relatively unknown fibre in the modern-day era but one which is sure to catch on by the year’s end! Alpaca possesses an incredible array of qualities, which to some, is an infinite list but we probably know them to be finite, although it’s hard to believe! Alpaca fibre is actually thermostatic ensuring that the wearer is kept cool when it’s hot and warm when it’s cool so no more packing alpaca clothing away in the summer months as our alpaca knitwear will do just fine! The true luxury, quality and softness of handle of our alpaca range will surprise you as much as it has everyone else – it’s softer than cashmere yet warmer and stronger. We’ve heard our already loyal fan-base say that you need to ‘feel it to believe it’ and when you do, you’ll be converted! Alpaca is the way forward and Plum of London is excited to be at the forefront of this new wave of knitwear innovation. There’s no need for knitwear to be seasonal ever again – Plum will look after your wants and desires from now on!