The Rugged Andes Trading Company is pleased to present you with one of the best-quality casual lounge socks to be found on the market, made from one of nature's finest materials!
This item is made of 100% baby alpaca wool woven with traditional decorative patterns. Alpaca wool is warmer and lighter than sheep's wool, durable, hypoallergenic, wrinkle free, odor resistant, natural, and easy on the environment. It does not prick or scratch the skin like the wool of other animals, making it appropriate for babies and those with sensitive skin.
Baby alpaca wool is an extra fine grade of alpaca wool comparable in softness to cashmere. It does not really come from a baby - it is from the first shearing of a one-year-old adult alpaca. Shearing is not harmful for alpacas and is necessary after winter's end to prevent them from overheating. This product was crafter by artisans in the Andes regions of South America.
By nature of their construction these socks feature a reasonable amount of natural stretch, making them appropriate for wear by those with feet ranging in size from medium-small to extra-large. As they are of all-natural construction there is no elastic on the top band and they will grip the ankle gently. These socks are crafted by hand and will show a seam on one side. They may be worn as a layer with other socks and are light enough to wear with normal shoes. They are not intended for athletic use but are designed to bring the most peace and comfort possible during times of relaxation.