This extraordinary fabric began as a collaboration between Sandra and designer Paul Wiseman. Inspired by the color of Paul’s 1810 Wedgewood Drabware plate, the pair worked for more than a year to obtain the perfect color match. Originally done as in limited-edition Suri Zibelinado for The Wiseman Group, the fabric was so beautiful that Paul and Sandra wanted to share it with the world. Sandra also expanded the colorway into a beautiful matching Bouclé. The name for these fabrics is taken from the French word Chatoyant which means to shimmer or shine like a cat’s eyes.
- Reflects light and resists solar radiation
- Does not retain water
- Does not create static
- Is resistant to breaking and pilling
- Has a natural affinity for color
- Is hypoallergenic
- Is stronger, warmer and lighter than wool
- Is silky against the skin and velvety to the touch
Prima Alpaca is always in stock.
Because our Prima Alpaca textiles are woven from natural – and not synthetic – fibers, they have characteristic irregularities that are considered part of their charm. The variation in dark and light fibers adds depth and movement to otherwise what would be a flat and dull surface. They also make each yard subtly distinctive and special.