Provenance

British Alpaca Fashion Company

Dulverton, United Kingdom

  • Founded: 2010
  • Employees: 6
  • Directors: 2

A vertically integrated family owned business in the hills of Exmoor National Park - home to a herd of alpaca and guanaco. We use our animal fibre for our yarns to enable us to design and make bespoke textiles and knitwear

  • Claims
    • 100% made in the UK
    • Producing, sourcing or manufacturing entirely in the United Kingdom

    • bespoke
    • Custom-made from start to finish.

    • biodegradable
    • Able to decompose in the natural world and return to its basic elements.

    • cruelty-free
    • Using methods which do not involve cruelty to animals.

    • design for minimum waste
    • Yielding very little waste during production, eliminating waste altogether where possible.

    • family-owned business
    • Operating with two or more family members involved, and the majority of ownership lies within a family.

    • high quality raw materials
    • Using materials made with basic ingredients, materials or substances of very good quality.

    • innovator
    • Introducing new methods, ideas, or products.

    • local employer
    • Supporting skill and talent from locations restricted to a particular area.

    • locally-sourced raw materials
    • Comprises elements obtained from locations restricted to a particular area.

    • made to last
    • Highly durable and made to withstand wear and tear.

    • no animal cruelty
    • Producing without inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal.

    • non-toxic
    • Not causing or capable of causing death or illness if taken into the body.

    • one-off pieces
    • Creating products that are made or sold only once.

    • organic
    • Producing without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other artificial chemicals.

    • renewable energy
    • Using energy from a source that is not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power.

    • repairable
    • Easily mended or restored to a good condition by its maker.

    • responsible sourcing
    • Maintaining social and environmental considerations when managing supplier relationships.

    • solar-powered
    • Producing with energy generated from the sun.

    • sourced directly from farmers
    • Obtained from farmers, without the involvement of a middleman.

    • vertically integrated
    • Having full ownership of one's supply chain.

    • grown in the UK
    • Plant products 100% developed in the United Kingdom.

    • international
    • Existing, occurring, or carried on between nations.

    • locally-grown
    • Plant products developed in locations restricted to a particular area.

    • family-run farm
    • Made in a farm with two or more family members involved, and whose majority ownership lies within a family.

    • equal opportunities employer
    • Not discriminating against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, nationality, sex, disability or age.

    • efficient
    • Involved in processes that harness resources in the best way possible, whether financial, human, technological or physical.

    • care for the environment
    • Adhering to the practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organisation-controlled or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans.

  • Values
    • authenticity
    • Sourcing from undisputed origins or producing with signature methods.

    • animal welfare
    • The wellbeing of animals.

    • community
    • Sharing a common area or interest.

    • craftsmanship
    • Creating or producing with a high level of skill.

    • environment
    • The natural world as affected by human activity.

    • heritage
    • Passing down objects or qualities from previous generations.

    • equality
    • Providing individuals the same status, rights or opportunities.

    • creativity
    • The use of imagination or original ideas to create things.

    • innovation
    • Introducing new methods or ideas to change what has already been established.

    • originality
    • The quality of being independent, creative or novel.

    • family
    • A bond existing within a group of people mutually associated with each other.

    • education
    • The theory and practice of passing and acquiring knowledge.

    • quality
    • Meeting the minimum standard or higher, required to satisfy customer needs.

    • sustainability
    • Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

  • Social Impact

    We work with designers, local artisans, weavers and tailors. Our farm, design and production business relies on people from the local towns & villages

  • Environmental Impact

    We use solar power to generate electricity
    - do not use chemical fertilisers - we make our own fertiliser from animal waste
    - grow our own hay for our herds

  • Governance

    Two tier structure (1)
    DAVID : husbandry, fibre production, environmental issues (2)
    ANILA : fibre processing, yarns, design and production - textiles, knit
    -

  • Blended White Alpaca Fibre to create shades of grey

    Blended White Alpaca Fibre to create shades of grey

    Dulverton, United Kingdom

  • Combed White Huacaya British Alpaca Fibre

    Combed White Huacaya British Alpaca Fibre

    Dulverton, United Kingdom

  • British Alpaca Fibre ready for processing

    British Alpaca Fibre ready for processing

    Dulverton, United Kingdom

  • Sorting & Grading after shearing

    Sorting & Grading after shearing

    Dulverton, United Kingdom

  • British Alpaca Fashion products made from Black and White Alpaca

    British Alpaca Fashion products made from Black and White Alpaca

    Dulverton, United Kingdom

  • BAF Extreme Cloth : 100% British Royal Alpaca (black & white)

    BAF Extreme Cloth : 100% British Royal Alpaca (black & white)

    Dulverton, United Kingdom

Collaborators (4)