Our story begins on a trip to Ecuador, where our founder traveled through several climates taking in the sights and exploring the region. After stumbling upon a vendor selling Alpaca wool goods, he purchased a single sweater. Enthralled by its temperature-regulating abilities and luxurious softness, he quickly realized the versatility of the fabric. Its characteristics were unlike traditional sheep’s wool while remaining a close cousin of cashmere. A balance of structure, silkiness, and natural sheen caught his eye, and the rest was history
Today we have several alpaca farms, factories, and operations conducting a symphony of production in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina, Italy. Our goods are then transported to America and sold on US soil, promoting healthy, ethical working relationships for all involved, even the Alpacas. Trip to the town of Azogues, Ecuador, I was walking down a street market on a chilly afternoon; I stopped at a vendors tent, tried on a handmade alpaca sweater, this is when I discovered Alpaca wool. After spending a few days in various towns in Ecuador while wearing the same alpaca sweater, I fell in love with alpaca and found the courage to bring alpaca to a bigger stage and thus originated a knitwear business.
Based in New York City, Suri & Huacaya produces superlative Alpaca textiles and luxury goods using the best rarest raw materials found in the Andes Region for the pursuit of excellence.
Huacaya is a new clothing line based in New York City, poised to change the perception of South American luxury goods with its unique collection of ready-to-wear apparel for men and women. The brand’s uniqueness comes from its name representing both kinds of alpaca that exist, the Suri alpaca and the Huacaya alpaca, This is demonstrated in every fashion piece from the brand as it effectively works with a local artisan to make designs into (e)motions, helping fashion lovers to express themselves freely
Promise to protect
Suri & Huacaya is dedicated to the sustainability of the alpacas and the country in which they’ve thrived for centuries. We work with personally selected alpaca farmers to ensure the animals are treated with love and care. To promote the Andean economy, for every 100% alpaca piece sold, Suri & Huacaya will donate 5% of proceeds to the farm from which it was sourced, and the buyer will receive a handmade alpaca keychain with each purchase. This is our way of saying thank you for joining our preservation efforts.
Suri & Huacaya is the pioneer brand for global exports produced in the Andes region. Our South American roots are essential to who we are as a company, and our luxurious products will always have our hand-stitched S&H signature, ensuring our promise to deliver 100% authentic alpaca wools to our customers.
We have boots in the Andes making our import process authentic and streamlined, meaning you're getting your products straight from the source. The inspiration was sparked on a trip to Ecuador, where our founder immediately recognized the balance of luxury and simplicity offered within each product.