Samantha Holmes Alpaca

About Samantha Holmes Alpaca:

Samantha Holmes was originally founded in Scotland in 2003 to offer a new ethical lifestyle concept in Alpaca Clothing and Homeware. The label has carved itself a niche among independent boutiques in the gift, fashion and concept store market throughout UK, Europe and North America. The company is still owned and run by Samantha from her home on the west coast of Scotland. Originally an Art and Languages graduate from Edinburgh University, Samantha found her first inspiration for luxury fabrics and traditional craftsmanship in Nepal from where she imported cashmere from a small hand weaving cooperative. But it was on discovering alpaca, that she found her niche. Samantha traveled to Peru to connect with small knitting collectives, most of whom she still works with today. Together they continue to produce exclusive collections of handcrafted luxury gifts, fashion accessories, Alpaca babywear and Alpaca homeware.