baby alpaca fur & Fiber
luxurious, sustainable, one of a kind
Alpacas have a rich history in South America's Andean mountains, dating back over 6,000 years when their fur was yielded and reserved for Incan royalty. This can be attributed to the the superior features of the alpaca, including warmth, strength and water resistance. Baby alpaca fur has been prized for centuries.
Baby Alpaca fibers, named after the fineness of the fiber, not the age of the animal, are hand-selected for their superior softness and are showcased in several of our pieces.
Our Founder's Story
Daphne Benzaquen is the creative designer, CEO and founder of daph., a St. Louis-based fashion and lifestyle brand inspired by her Peruvian heritage.Daphne was inspired to start daph. while pursuing her M.B.A. at Washington University’s Olin School of Business. After having trouble finding a backpack that was functional, high quality, and fashionable, she decided to design her own bag, incorporating the unique materials and craftsmanship of Peru, and daph. was born.