When building a case for the sale of a product, incorporating “Just ask any Incan Emperor why only the royal families were allowed to wear it!” to the pitch creates an interesting hook. Meet Shupaca, a collection of designers, artists, entrepreneurs, and travelers who produce items, such as scarves, sweaters, socks, and blankets, made from Alpaca fur. What’s an Alpaca? It’s a super cute, friendly animal that’s native to the Andes mountain range in South America, similar to a Lama. Warm and fuzzy!
So are their products and the good work they practice with their company. The goal of Shupaca is to bring one of the world’s finest natural materials in uniquely designed and handcrafted goods while promoting fair trade and supporting social and economic advancement for the artisans they work with. They travel to South America to work with the indigenous people to create original designs of their own using the beautiful Incan custom of traditional weaving methods.
“We’re participating in the LVCreative popUPshop to support local artists, and feel that it’s a great opportunity to bring our creative worlds together,” shared Shupaca gal Lori Perri. A perfect fit it is indeed – the modern edge of this classic material adds a great dimension to the artistic pool of the inaugural popUPshop.