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Royal Llama Kickstarter in Arica

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:34 pm
by griffin
I found a Kickstarter project of local interest; high quality skeins of undyed llama wool for knitting etc. originating in Arica, with free shipping to the US or Chile. If you go to the Kickstarter website (Kickstarter.com) and search projects for Royal Llama you will find the project page. The project will be up for about two more weeks.

Apparently the company doing this has gotten support from the ProChile startup incubator project, for those of you following such things. This is the first Chilean project of any kind that I have seen on Kickstarter, where I have been spending some time checking out neat projects for about a year. I have no affiliation with the project, just thought it might interest a few of you. I will probably back it myself though--I do like to crochet.

Re: Royal Llama Kickstarter in Arica

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:25 pm
by HybridAmbassador
griffin wrote:I found a Kickstarter project of local interest; high quality skeins of undyed llama wool for knitting etc. originating in Arica, with free shipping to the US or Chile. If you go to the Kickstarter website (Kickstarter.com) and search projects for Royal Llama you will find the project page. The project will be up for about two more weeks.

Apparently the company doing this has gotten support from the ProChile startup incubator project, for those of you following such things. This is the first Chilean project of any kind that I have seen on Kickstarter, where I have been spending some time checking out neat projects for about a year. I have no affiliation with the project, just thought it might interest a few of you. I will probably back it myself though--I do like to crochet.
NO, I do not approve killing the Llamas of the Andes! How about any human being engaged in killing the Llamas get skinned instead..Do you think this is neat project in your view? Shame on you dude!

Re: Royal Llama Kickstarter in Arica

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:53 pm
by atacama78
Llamas aren't killed to harvest wool. They are shorn like sheep. I did eat llama once in Peru. Not bad. Tasted like chicken. ;-)

Re: Royal Llama Kickstarter in Arica

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:01 pm
by zer0nz
HybridAmbassador wrote:
griffin wrote:I found a Kickstarter project of local interest; high quality skeins of undyed llama wool for knitting etc. originating in Arica, with free shipping to the US or Chile. If you go to the Kickstarter website (Kickstarter.com) and search projects for Royal Llama you will find the project page. The project will be up for about two more weeks.

Apparently the company doing this has gotten support from the ProChile startup incubator project, for those of you following such things. This is the first Chilean project of any kind that I have seen on Kickstarter, where I have been spending some time checking out neat projects for about a year. I have no affiliation with the project, just thought it might interest a few of you. I will probably back it myself though--I do like to crochet.
NO, I do not approve killing the Llamas of the Andes! How about any human being engaged in killing the Llamas get skinned instead..Do you think this is neat project in your view? Shame on you dude!
hahahahaha llamas are shorn! not skinned :)

Re: Royal Llama Kickstarter in Arica

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:05 pm
by ryanar
A "skein of wool"...
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There was no spelling mistake!

Re: Royal Llama Kickstarter in Arica

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:14 pm
by Andres
HybridAmbassador wrote:NO, I do not approve killing the Llamas of the Andes! How about any human being engaged in killing the Llamas get skinned instead.
Sounds like cultural bias to me.
Are you willing to cease eating all beef in deference to Hindus, or cease eating or using any animal product in deference to Jains?

Re: Royal Llama Kickstarter in Arica

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:05 am
by rositakhan
Great info - thanks for this.

I just started a weaving course with some of my buddies, and we are in the process of sourcing our sk(e)ins, hehhehee.

It's pretty easy to get good quality, nationally-sourced yarns in Santiago, but doesn't hurt to help out the small guys.