One of the frequent questions we receive is "How do I care for my Alpaca sweater, scarf, hats or mittens?"

You can hand wash in cold water with a mild natural detergent or Woolite. Squeeze the excess water from the garment and then wrap in a terry towel to get rid of the excess moisture. Leave them in the towel for an hour and then remove and place on a drying rack.

If you do wash in the machine on the delicate hand wash cycle, please remove and lay the garment flat to dry. DO NOT PUT THE GARMENT IN THE DRYER WET. Alpaca felts just like wool and instead of a sweater that fits you, you will have a significantly smaller sweater or accessory.

Another option is Dryel - this is a chemical cleaning system that allows you to place the dry garment in the dryer with 2 to 3 other garments inside of a garment bag with a chemical dryer sheet for 30 minutes. I recommend this if you just want to freshen up your sweater especially if you are wearing your sweater with an undergarment like a turtleneck or shell. You can purchase Dryel at your local grocery store or discount retail stores.

You can also have the garment professionally dry cleaned.

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was founded in 2001 with a vision to create unique handcrafted clothing and accessories for women. The name Tey-Art denotes Textiles and Artistry. The key components of that vision was a commitment to natural, sustainable fibers such as alpaca, wool and cotton and to work only with factories and co-ops that subscribe to the principles of Fair Trade Labor. Tey-Art has become a company recognized for its vibrant, textural collections of finely crafted women's sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, socks, handbags and belts. Working with the skilled artisans of Peru, many of whom are located high in the Andes mountains, has been an emotionally rewarding journey that we hope to continue for a long time.

Mary Ann Weerts

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Tey-Art Inc.

855 Village Center Drive #357
North Oaks, Minnesota  55127-3016, USA


Phone:  +01.651.494.9026
Fax:  +01.651.494.9029



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