Monthly Archives: February 2015

Plum of London: Luxury Alpaca Knitwear Receives Worldwide Plaudits

We here at Plum HQ have been constantly humbled by the ever increasing amount of people who’ve fallen head over heels in love with our range of pure Royal alpaca knitwear and woven accessories.

The super soft handle and incredible warmth of each alpaca piece is what seems to wow everyone most, especially during these colder months but that is until they learn of the almost infinite benefits that alpaca and more specifically Royal alpaca offers. When they learn of how strong alpaca is compared to all other yarns including cashmere and merino, they’re mightily impressed and so they should be: alpaca is stronger than mohair and lies just behind silk as the strongest fibre. This means that every piece will not only keep them warm and cosy but will also look newer for longer. This therefore assists Plum of London attain its philosophy: ‘to create sustainable and eco-friendly luxury British knitwear using ethically sourced alpaca yarn.’ It means each piece will last for decades and not just be thrown out after a short time, unlike the throw-away mentality that seems all too prevalent on today’s high street. We’ve listed just a few of our favourite messages from our happy customers below…

”Hello I Just wanted to say thank you and how pleased i am with my recent order. I love the colour and feel and quality of the alpaca. The hat is warm without being heavy and sweaty like most hats. The ‘man snood’ as i call it is very comfortable around the neck and head, very comfortable item to wear.
The order came quickly, beautifully packaged and feels like a top quality product. I’m really keen to only buy products of this nature if i can afford them. I wish you every success and i am really happy with my purchase. Well done and thank you.” Revd A.B. Midlands, England.

”The parcel arrived yesterday and I am very, very pleased with the scarf and the snoods! Wonderful products, I am sure I will come back to Plum of London! Thank you and kind regards from Finland.” Ms S.M. Jaali, Finland.

”Hello, I’m emailing you back to thank you for your email and specially for the nice scarf which I’ve got today, looks very good. I’m happy with the purchase and the Service as well, thank you again and keep the good work up. Best Regards, Y.E.” London, UK.

”Just wanted to say – this is the BEST warmest scarf! It’s below -12 F degrees out and it blocks wind and keeps me nice and snug! Can’t wait for my neck scarf, ideally I could be encased in some kind of alpaca chrysalis!” Ms L.P. Chicago, USA.

To conclude this post, we thought we’d mention that Peruvian alpaca brands and mills are currently exhibiting at a Trade Show in London and receiving amazing attention and interest. This infers that worldwide demand for this most luxury of fibres is increasing at a rate unlike anything seen before in the industry. We’re confident that we can offer the most discerning customers the products they’d most like to wear and quoting Peru’s ambassadors of alpaca, ”We’re ready to dress the world.”