We are wrapping up Outdoor Retailer’s Snow Show for 2023 and have some favorite brands to bring to your attention. Over the next few days, I will be posting on these companies with links to grab up your own gear.
Founded in Peru by owner, Chris, PAKA apparel is a sustainable fabric company combining the natural temperature regulating properties of the alpaca fiber with other earth friendly materials to make beautiful clothing.
PAKA is also ensuring the small family run farms in Peru are receiving a living wage (paying 4x market value in Peru). This increase in pay allows for families to receive necessary medical care, children can attend schools and the families are able to enjoy time together without always worrying when the next meal is coming.
PAKA is a smart looking line that has you covered from head to toe. I personally have their no show socks and they are dreamy! Of the three pack, I keep them on rotation and they have held up on hikes, runs and coffee shop dates. They hold their shape, don’t leave my feet hot and feel like butter against my skin.
The PAKA line also has hoodies, joggers, base layers and a new PAKAFILL jacket. A unisex line allows you to pick up a great sweater for your partner… and then, if you’re anything like me, you give it a week or two and promptly steal it back with the loving excuse of “but it smells like you”. Works.Every.Time.
All products come with a QR code so you can see where your alpaca lives and the family farm they live at. Each product also has personalized touches to the zipper pulls, a small Inca ID, on the seem/cuff giving these beautiful pieces a pop of history and call back to the people of Peru.
Don’t forget to look into the gear you have and where it originates from!
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