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ALPACA FABRIC – Luxurious, Long Lasting and Ethical

Alpaca fabric is recognized as one of the most luxurious in the world. South America has been home to the alpaca for thousands of years. It is widely believed that their unique fiber was originally reserved for ancient Inca royalty. Alpaca is inherently a smoother fiber than sheep’s wool and is known for being more durable. Garments made from alpaca fabric don’t pill (you know, those annoying little balls on your grandmas sweater) and are hypoallergenic.

 

LONG-LASTING & COMFORTABLE

The alpaca provides a silky smooth and light weight fleece. Their fleece is known to be one of the warmest fibers and best for all weather. Alpaca fleece contains microscopic air pockets, providing great insulation to keep you warm. These same air pockets allow for an unprecedented breathable comfort. Many outdoor sports enthusiasts greatly benefit from alpaca fabric. It does not retain water and is a natural thermal insulator, thus offering more comfort and versatility in extreme conditions.

 

ETHICAL & ECO-FRIENDLY

Alpacas themselves are very eco-friendly and generally cleaner than most livestock. They drink very little water and actually have paws more like dogs rather than hoofs therefore are less prone to tearing up the grassy fields they graze. Alpaca fleece requires less chemical dyeing and processing due to the bright natural colors of alpaca.

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Model, Margarita, wearing our unisex hypoallergenic alpaca beanie available here

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Alpaca fiber can be woven, knitted, crocheted and felted to make tons of absolutely amazing products!

Here are some of the most common products made with alpaca:
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Insoles
  • Pillows
  • Rugs
  • Blankets
  • Mitts
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Jackets
  • Bags
  • Puppets
  • Pin cushions
  • Wall hangings
  • Foot warmers

To find more information on the alpaca visit: www.AragonAlpacas.com

 

WHY CHOOSE ALPACA?

Some choose alpaca fabric clothing because it is warm in the winter and lightweight for the fall and spring. Others choose alpaca clothes for their sustainability. We choose it for both. Sustainable materials are important to us which is why we manufacture premium quality alpaca fleece beanies and tanguis cotton shirts. Redneck Rhino alpaca beanies are 15% alpaca fleece and have a comfortably tight fit. Because alpaca fleece has a strong flexible fiber, the Redneck Rhino beanies will form to your head for a perfect fit over time.

 

For prices and details visit our website here: shop.RedneckRhino.com

 

To follow us for daily inspiration, fashion & motivation, follow us on Instagram here: @RedneckRhino

Giving Back: Turtle Island Restoration Network

In the spirit of the holiday season, each week, we’d like to showcase a few charities in which we believe strongly about their cause. This weeks charity has been on our product check out donate list from the beginning, and we love what they do for our marine wildlife.

We believe that giving back is a large part of creating a better world and bettering our communities, and we couldn’t imagine any better way to thank these great organizations for their services and being a model for living the #RhinoLife, than to give them the spotlight they deserve. For our third showcase, we give you @Turtle Island Restoration Network.

Turtle Island Restoration Network

Who is Turtle Island Restoration Network?

Founded by Todd Steiner in the late 1980s, the restoration network has been a driving force behind sea turtle as well as other marine life survival. It started out as humble beginnings in Nicaragua as Steiner undertook a new way to fight against the desecration of the sea turtle. This grassroots movement began involving the local communities along the shores in order to create sanctuaries for these beautiful creatures, but the vision didn’t stop there. Over the years the network has branched out into its own world wide non-profit and includes programs for sea turtles, sharks, salmon, and more.1 They’ve stayed true to Todd Steiner’s original vision, and we thank them for their diligence in bringing knowledge to the people on marine conservation.

Why is Turtle Island Restoration Network important?

The network has helped bring awareness to the masses to become more environmentally friendly, better stewards of the earth, and bring about positive changes in the marine world, but their work is not done. Their work with the sea turtle is now more than ever highly critical. Sea turtles are necessary to beach and marine ecosystems, and especially important to seagrass beds. Why is that important? Many other species of marine animals rely on those beds to develop their young and to bring about a new generation of sea life. Basically we could equate having no sea turtles, to having much fewer marine species in general.2 That’s not good for the planet and could potentially be detrimental to mankind. As the network continues to grow, we look forward to seeing their continued positive changes on not just the marine world, but the world in general.

If you’d like to reach out to Turtle Island Restoration Network, feel free to visit their website or social media profiles listed below:

SeaTurtles.org
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

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1“History.” Turtle Island Restoration Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. <https://seaturtles.org/about/history/>.

2“Sea Turtle Information.” Sea Turtle Conservancy. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. <https://conserveturtles.org/information-about-sea-turtles-why-care/>.

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WHY TANGUIS COTTON? – Peruvian Cotton; Ethical and Durable

Tanguis cotton is a very durable cotton originating from mid and southern Peru, named after Peruvian engineer Fermín Tanguis. In 1911, Fermín Tanguis effectively grew a more economically friendly cotton. Through experimenting in germination from multiple cotton seeds, Fermin developed a seed that produced a superior cotton plant resistant to disease.

 

COMFORTABLE & DURABLE

Tanguis cotton, developed and ethically sourced in Peru, is ranked among the finest fibers in the world. It is characterized by its resistance and incredibly soft, long, and uniform fibers. Highly absorbent, Peruvian tanguis cotton will retain 24-27 times its own weight in moisture. Garments made with tanguis cotton are known for being more breathable as the fiber absorbs and releases perspiration quickly.

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Model, Lauren Harvey, wearing Women’s V-neck shirt available here

ETHICAL & ECO-FRIENDLY

The seeds developed by Fermin Tanguis produced a plant that had a 40% longer and thicker fiber that did not break as easily and required little water. The Egyptian cotton grown in Peru before the fungus plague grew only once a year; tanguis cotton grows six times a year. This type of cotton fiber showed a better resistance and performance than others.  Using tanguis products means that with each purchase you are getting a durable and sustainable product.  Tanguis uses less of the earth’s natural resources & because each product will last longer, there is less need to expend both natural resources and labor resources.

To find more information on tanguis cotton read: Peru, 1890-1977: Growth and Policy in an Open Economy

 

WHY CHOOSE TANGUIS COTTON?

Choosing to use tanguis cotton is a superior choice, it is a sustainable and luxurious fabric.  Redneck Rhino t-shirts are 100% tanguis cotton.  By using tanguis cotton we produce a shirt specifically structured to provide unrivaled breathability. The amazing durability of our Redneck Rhino t-shirt offers a long lasting comfortable fit that can only be achieved with tanguis cotton. Sustainable materials are important to us which is why we manufacture premium quality alpaca fleece beanies and tanguis cotton shirts.

 

For prices and clothing details visit our shop here: shop.RedneckRhino.com

 

To follow us for daily inspiration, fashion & motivation, follow us on Instagram here: @RedneckRhino

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