Treat yourself to a pair of incredibly soft and surprisingly warm gloves made of one of nature’s best 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 like sheep's wool, making it appropriate for babies and those with sensitive skin. Baby alpaca is an extra fine grade comparable in softness to cashmere and 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 made by artisans in the Andes regions of South America.