AlpenwoodAlpacas

Cozy, Lovely Alpaca Products

Rockford, Minnesota

Announcement    Welcome to our grand -fuzzy- opening! Adding quality, plushy comfort items to your wardrobe will certainly increase the hygge in your life and home.

Be well and be warm!

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Last updated on Feb 11, 2021

Welcome to our grand -fuzzy- opening! Adding quality, plushy comfort items to your wardrobe will certainly increase the hygge in your life and home.

Be well and be warm!

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Laurie

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About AlpenwoodAlpacas

Sales 24
On Etsy since 2021

A Heritage of Swiss Precision and Excellence Making Warm and Fuzzy Friends

Alpenwood Alpaca Farm resides in the beautiful Southern Minnesota prairies, on a piece of land that -famously- used to be wide open cornfields. Hans Trechsel, a Swiss native who moved to the area over 50 years ago planted hundreds of evergreen trees on this land. These trees stand strong and proud, to this day. His dream was to recreate the Alpine woodlands he so loved as a young boy, for himself and for his family and community to enjoy. His daughter, Laurie Trechsel, established Alpenwoods Alpaca farm to honor the legacy of this place, it's people and all of its creatures, great and small.
Alpenwood's mission is to provide the highest quality fleeces to the small but enthusiastically growing North American alpaca-goods market. We cooperate with other farmers, fleece-processors and knitters to produce absolutely gorgeous and uniquely functional garments, yarns, felting and spinning supplies. Alpaca fleece products are as beautiful as they are durable and ecologically sustainable. We are so proud to be a part of this community.

Shop members

  • Laurie Trechsel

    Owner

    Zookeeper since 1978, Laurie has an obvious love for all animals and especially the more unusual kind. Alpacas were an opportunity to put her knowledge and skill to good use at her family farm.

  • Alicia Zenobia Payne

    Assistant

    Alicia Payne is Laurie's niece and Hans's granddaughter. She grew up coming to this farm and loves to be a part of its ever-evolving beauty.

Production partners

  • America's Alpacas

    Decatur, TN

    America's Alpacas is North American-made from North American-raised a co-op system of farmers, fleece processors and knitters. Alpenwood Alpacas is proud to be a source farmer of American alpacas, providing high-quality fleeces to this co-op.

  • C&M Acres Fiber Mill

    Maxwell, IA

    Fiber mill that helps turn our animals’ fleeces into products for sale

  • Choice Alpaca

    Ramona, CA

    A network of alpaca farmers, fleece processors and knitters whose resources are pooled to provide finished products to Alpaca stewards, like Alpenwood Alpacas.

  • Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing

    Hastings, MN

    Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing is a our local friendly Minnesotan spinner with whom we partner to turn our favorite fleeces into high quality yarns.

  • The New England Alpaca Fiber Pool Inc

    Fall River, MA

    NEAFP is a fiber cooperative that allows farmers to pool their alpaca fleeces so that they can produce sellable products. It is a network of farmers, fiber processors and knitters.

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Last updated on Feb 11, 2021
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Unless otherwise noted in the description, all clothing items are machine washable and dryable. We strive to serve you the highest quality items that also function seamlessly in your lives. Be well and be warm.