The Hug

The Hug is a loosely comfortable, unique women’s alpaca sleeveless vest, similar in shape and flow to a cape. With its softly draped collar (both front and back) and high-low, rounded hem, the Hug is designed to fall below the derriere and to mid-thigh in the front. A gorgeously knotted button closure allows the Hug to embrace you in its romantic style. All sizes are measured by the width between the armholes.

The Rose Petal Hug has a heart-shaped pocket and red frog closure with a pink and red dichroic glass button, courtesy of our friends at Perfect Buttons. The Rose Petal fabric is made by layering white alpaca, into which pieces of red-dyed silk have been carded. This layered alpaca is then felted with areas of the underlying silk exposed and finished by wet felting. This creates an amazing texture and delightfully unpredictable shaded variations in the fabric.

The Hug is also available in two other color ways: Cerulean Leaves and Burgundy Leaves. We made each of these unique alpaca fabrics by layering alpaca with dyed, sheer chiffon. The hand cut leaf and branch shapes allow the colored silk to peek through to reveal the lovely shade of the under fabric.


Rose Petal Fabric

Rose Petal Fabric

Burgundy Leaves Fabric

Burgundy Leaves Fabric

Cerulean-Leaves Fabric

Cerulean-Leaves Fabric

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Our inner weight Hug fabrics are made from 80% alpaca from our herd and 20% merino wool from other US herds. We hand felt our fabrics at our ranch in our fabric design center using an American-made FeltLOOM. We also use hand-dyed fabrics to create unique looks. The black, grey, fawn, brown and white fabrics you see are the natural colors of our herd, which we breed and raise for their highest quality, luxurious alpaca fleece.

We embellish some of our fabrics using hand-dyed yarns and silks. When we seek out unusual and creative buttons, clasps and other embellishments for our alpaca jackets, we make them ourselves or source them from local handcrafters wherever possible. Each Hug is unique; no two are alike.

The lightweight, almost airy feel of our inner wear fabrics come from a single layer of felted alpaca. Inner weight can be worn on cool days, or inside in air-conditioned environments, without the wearer overheating.

We design our alpaca winter jackets to show off these one-of-a-kind fabrics and have local talented seamstresses hand sew each item we sell. Now, you can purchase U.S. handmade alpaca garments, accessories and fabrics right here, in the United States, under our Whispirit label.

Additional information


S, XS, M, L, XL

Fabric Options

Burgundy Leaves, Cerulean Leaves, Rose Petal


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