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When you think of fabrics that are durable, luxurious, and sustainable, what comes to mind? Maybe you're thinking of silk, yet silk is not as sustainable as you’d think. There are arguments that silk uses a lot of resources, like water and energy. And it is highly unethical as the silkworms are destroyed during manufacturing of silk threads.


It can’t be standard cotton, either, as that uses the most amount of resources making it wholly unsustainable, and it’s hardly luxurious. And other fabrics like wool and rayon are definitely not considered a luxury fabric. 

There’s a fabric making its way onto the scene that you may not have heard of or seen before, and it's sourced from one of the most amazing places on Earth: Peru.


B.E.Quality is a slow living fashion brand, manufacturing garments for men, women, and newborn babies exclusively made from Pima cotton and Baby Alpaca fur. The founder, Pilar, was working in the fashion industry when she decided to create her own brand that removed all of the harmful and undesirable elements, such as worker exploitation, overharvesting, unsustainable sourcing, mass production, and low quality and poorly made apparel.


They source their Pima cotton from certified organic farms in Péru, where they follow the standards from the GOTS platform. Their supplier has maintained the highest standards in the industry, ensuring the materials B.E.Quality source from them are always the best quality in every way possible.

Pima cotton is 30% finer than standard cotton, making it a softer thread. The length go from 3 to 3.8cm—almost double the length of normal cotton fibres that are around 1.2 to 2 cm, and is far more durable than standard cotton.

The Pima cotton wB.E.Quality source is harvested is by hand, and as a result, the fibres keep their length and strength, unlike the non-organic cotton where they do the harvesting with machines, that in the process breaks and damages the fibres.


In Perú alpacas are a “flag product”, meaning there is a stringent law that regulates alpaca fur harvesting to maintain the safety and integrity of the animals at all times. Their supplier is a reputable and respected company in Perú that is under constant surveillance and verification. So you can be certain that no baby alpacas are harmed in the process.

Baby Alpaca fibers are from 21 to 23 microns, meaning it is incredibly soft. Compared to wool, which has a scratchiness to it becasue of the irregularities in its wool, alpaca fur fibers are smooth and supple. It's also five times stronger than Merino wool; is not absorbent, so works well for waterproofing fabrics; and is hypoallergenic and odor-free—perfect for people who suffer allergies.


It’s Pilar’s goal to educate and inspire consumers on making better choices in the things they consume, so the future is sustainable.

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