Betina Trucker Sweater
Betina Trucker Sweater
- Brushed baby alpaca turtleneck sweater.
- Body knitted in jersey stitch with a ribbed start
- Raglan sleeves knitted in jersey stitch with ribbing in the middle and a ribbed start
- Side opening
100% baby alpaca yarn made in Peru
Sweater made in Bulgaria
Hand wash in cold water
Lay flat to dry
Sweater length for size S 58cm
Caring For Your Knitwear
How to care for your knitwear
Wool is a living material, so you need to take good care of it.
Alpaca sweaters don't need to be washed often. Avoid wearing the same sweater for too many days in a row to let the fiber breathe.
We recommend washing your sweater inside out by hand in cold water with a very mild detergent. Then rinse and spin gently. You can place it in a terry towel to absorb any remaining water.
To dry, lay the garment flat, away from a source of heat. Never use a tumble-dryer.
Ironing is generally not necessary, but if it is, it should be gentle, and the iron should not be pressed to avoid crushing the knitwear. Ideally, the fabric should be sprayed with a steamer to plump up the fiber.
Pilling is a normal process in wool.
Pilling is due to excess material.
Simply remove it as you go along by hand or with a cashmere comb, taking care not to deform the knit.
The first pilling parts the knit stabilizes.
About Les Racines Du Ciel Materials
Our choice of materials is essentially linked to respect for people, animals and nature.
This is the starting point for our sweaters. They can be returned to the earth, thus excluding all synthetic materials and pesticides.
Alpacas live in harmony with nature on the high plateaus of the Andes at altitudes of over 3,000 meters, where temperatures can vary from +25° to -20°C. At this altitude, agriculture is no longer possible. At this altitude, agriculture is no longer possible.
What's surprising when you wear an alpaca sweater is its lightness: the fiber is filled with air pockets for incomparable warmth and softness.
We mainly use baby alpaca, which refers to the fine fibre of less than 22 microns from the first shearing of the alpacas.
Wool production is at the heart of many scandals, notably because of the mistreatment inflicted on animals, and deserves a careful selection.
We didn't choose wool from sheep from our French alpine pastures, because its feel is rough and it's mainly used to make mattresses.
After much deliberation, we opted for alpaca wool.
Alpaca wool is still raised on traditional farms, and is not subject to the productivism of cashmere goat farms in China or sheep farms in Australia.
Unlike sheep and goats, alpacas cut grass instead of pulling it up, and have no hooves but 2 hooves with pads, which minimises soil erosion.
Once a year, in spring, the alpacas are sheared.
The wool is sorted according to colour, ranging from white to black, with variations in beige, brown and grey, enabling us to make 100% natural sweaters, saving water, energy and dye.
Alpaca wool contains very little lanolin or wool grease (2 times less than cashmere and 3 times less than sheep), its naturally clean fibre requires little energy and no harmful synthetic products in the cleaning process.
Deliveries & Returns
Deliveries & Returns
We are posting out shipped orders via Royal Mail Tracked (please allow 24hrs for packing):
You'll receive shipping notifications via email.
Please allow up to 3 to 5 working days for delivery.
If you require a quicker postal service for your order please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to placing your order and we will endeavour to arrange the most suitable service for you.
Whilst we aim for orders to be delivered in the time frames advised, it is not guaranteed as courier services are ultimately out of our control.
For more information on International Delivery and Next Day Delivery options please visit our Deliveries & Returns page.
We love all the products we sell, but if you find your order isn't quite right, don't worry, you can return it.
ROSE the store returns policy is strictly 7 days for a refund or 14 days for an exchange or credit note on unworn and unused goods in their original condition with all labels and tags still attached.
We cannot offer refunds or exchanges on unwanted earrings, perfumes or underwear. Earrings and perfumes are non-returnable unless faulty.
SALE items purchased in store are valid for exchange or credit only within 14 days from the date of purchase.
Refunds or Exchanges will not be issued on items where the request to return or exchange your order is made outside our 7/14 day policy. Your 7 day return policy begins on the day you receive your order.You will be responsible for the return shipping costs.
Pick up in store purchases need to be collected and returned within a 7 day period to qualify for a full refund.
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