August 19, 2014

Alpaca products for your home

My friend and coworker, Brett, runs Pauley Alpaca Company in southeast Minnesota. I was familiar with the amazing yarns they sell, but until I went to their open house recently, I had no idea all the cool, unique alpaca products you can find.

alpacas want you to buy stuff
At the open house, I bought a bar of soap that is covered in dyed alpaca fur. Not only does it smell lovely, but the soap isn't slick like a plain bar, doesn't seem to stick to the tub, and seems to be lasting longer, probably because it's not all melting into the tub water. It's quite clever and pretty to look at so makes for a great gift idea or for a guest bath.

alpaca-wrapped bar soap
Pauley Alpaca Company sells more than yarn and soap (soap was only available in the gift shop). They sell these neat dryer balls that help reduce static cling and wrinkling as a natural alternative to dryer sheets. They'll last for years, so you can buy a set of 6 for $30 and be done with sheets. Talk about saving money!

In our house, we focus on reducing waste and living a more Earth-friendly lifestyle, so I love the idea of never tossing another dryer sheet in the garbage. Since the answer to that lately has been to not use dryer sheets, I'm thrilled at the idea of dryer balls I can use to keep clothes fresh without added waste.

So if you want beautiful yarn (see this Snapchat from my sister):

snap chatted picture of an alpaca yarn scarf
or maybe dryer balls, compost for your garden, socks for cold winters, or a cute alpaca stuffed animal, check out PAC for some neat stuff.

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