Limited Manufacturing Run: Our Square Bottom Tote is a larger, more accomodating version of the Square Bottom Purse. This tote measures 20" Wide, 14" High, and has a square base of 4", allowing it to stand up on it's own and hold more. The braided construction is made using 2/3 Alpaca Yarn woven with 1/3 Potpourri Cotton color accents left over from other projects at the mill. The braided construction and square bottom make for a sturdy, functional alpaca accessory!
A unique carry-all for decades of use! Use it as a large purse, a bag to carry your knitting supplies or as a "green" grocery tote.
Colors: Each piece is one of a kind! (Colors may vary slightly from image shown).
Size: It is 11.5 inches tall and 20 inches wide. The base is 3.5 inches at its widest point.
Island Alpaca Company contributes fleece to our local alpaca fiber cooperative for the processing of these totes. Made in the USA
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Putting our fiber to work - Overview: Island Alpaca contributes half of our annual harvest to a local fiber cooperative which supports not only our farm, but other alpaca farms. Our local fiber cooperative is a processor that pride themselves on producing high-quality alpaca products and maximizing the value of our raw alpaca fiber, so that we can offer, in turn, this high-quality, environmentally and socially conscious alpaca products to the market.
At Island Alpaca, we give regular fiber supplements and ground flax daily to our alpaca, helping to promote overall good health and a superior quality fleece. Our alpaca fleece is so fine, that, last year, a large portion of our â€œsecondsâ€ (neck fiber) were re-sorted into the â€œprimeâ€ (blanket) category. Our textile lab has shown results that indicate that our alpaca are some of the finest in the country.
At Island Alpaca's annual shearing, we skirt and hand-sort the fleeces in order to produce a range of products which use all grades of fiber. At the cooperative, it is then sorted by color, grade, then hand-baled, scoured, spun and then finally, either machine knit or woven into beautiful, high quality alpaca products. Once the product is received at our Martha's Vineyard farm, they receive the Island Alpaca label and then become available to you for purchasing!
We hope you enjoy our product produced by our local fiber cooperative.