In addition to cashmere and silk, alpaca is one of the finest natural fibers. Because of its special softness, fineness and its heat-regulating properties, alpaca wool is very popular, especially among high-quality wool suppliers. Alpaca wool has unique properties because, due to the microscopic air pockets in the fibers, it stores heat five times better than sheep's wool fibers and does not contain lanolin and is therefore ideal for people who are allergic to wool.
The alpaca is a camel from the South American Andes, closely related to llamas, guanacos and vicunas. The special properties of alpaca fibers were already very much appreciated in the pre-Inca period. The Incas regarded an alpaca coat as a symbol of prosperity and could only be worn by chiefs or kings.
The animal husbandry of the alpacas cannot generally be compared with the European, conventional sheep husbandry and is regarded as sustainable due to the extensive husbandry and the handling of the animals. Alpaca wool is naturally available in different tones from pure white to beige to all brown and reddish brown tones to shades of gray and black. Alpacas are usually shorn and / or combed out once a year. When shearing an animal, up to six kilos of alpaca wool can be obtained, of which 30 to a maximum of 50% can be used for yarn production. The alpaca wool used by wunderwerk comes exclusively from Peru, hence where the animals originally come from.
Wunderwerk stopped using alpaca wool in 2018. The manufacturer could not guarantee that the animals would be sheared fairly. This fact has also been reported to Peta since 2020. As long as a sustainable reference cannot be guaranteed, wunderwerk will not use alpaca yarn.
In addition to the prices of the product itself, we charge the following shipping costs per order:
Shipping within Germany:
Up to a purchase value of 150,00€ we charge a flat rate of 6,95€.
For a purchase value starting at 150.00 € we deliver free of charge within Germany. *Please check our policy for partial returns.
Your order will be processed immediately after receipt. The dispatch takes place Monday to Friday (on working days), with order and payment receipt until 08.30 am on the same day, otherwise within 1 - 2 working days, unless otherwise indicated in the product description. Exceptions are pre-paid Orders: when pre-paid, the dispatch takes place after receipt of payment in our account.
With the dispatch of the goods, we will send you a shipping notification by e-mail. Should we not be able to deliver immediately or an article is not in stock, we will contact you immediately.
* If you have a right of withdrawal regarding your order and if you should make use of this right after submitting your contractual statement regarding a part of your order, with the consequence that the threshold value mentioned by us would fall below the purchase price which you do not have to pay or which we must refund. We reserve the right to demand the proportionate shipping costs for the remaining part of your order. However, this only applies if we had already informed you about the amount of the shipping costs for the remaining part of the order before you submitted your contractual statement or if you were able to easily calculate the corresponding shipping costs based on our information before you submitted your contractual statement.
Furthermore, vouchers that are valid starting at a certain value of goods can no longer be deducted. These will then be directly deducted from the return amount.
SHIPPING TO OTHER COUNTRIES:
Currently we deliver by DHL to the following countries:
We are planning to extend our service to more countries. Some countries are available upon request.
The shipping costs to other EU countries are 14,95€ per delivery.
Shipping to Switzerland is 19,95€ per delivery.
For deliveries to Switzerland, we recommend you use the service of MeinEinkauf.ch. You can find all information at https://meineinkauf.ch/bestellen/wunderwerk-schweiz. For a small fee, MeinEinkauf.ch will take care of all customs formalities and the delivery to your door. You will receive your goods fast, duty paid and for a reasonable price.