Looking to make a blanket statement this winter? Alternative Apparel has partnered with Pacomarca, the Sustainable Alpaca Network in Peru to create an exclusive collection of capes and ponchos made from 100 percent ethically sourced alpaca wool. Featuring a subtle felted finish, a tasseled fringe, and the mélange effect of multihued fibers, the layer-friendly pieces trace their lineage from a 7,000-year-old Incan tradition. Alpaca farming, according to the Los Angeles-based clothing firm, remains a key source of cultural and economic wellbeing for modern-day Peruvians, who rely on the animals for fiber, fuel, hide, and meat. But more than a livelihood, alpacas also provide an opportunity for sustainable economic development among farming communities.