There are no llamas in Africa!
When I stumbled upon Etsy many years ago, I was in handmade heaven! I had always wanted to open up my own shop, but my constant travel didn't give me enough stability to do so. I finally settled down and just before my daughter was born I opened up my store with the anticipation of the end of my paychecks and New York rent to pay.
I started creating custom applique baby onesies and kept coming up with new designs of what I wanted to dress my own daughter in and she became my biggest inspiration.
When we were married my husband and I joked around that our kids would be "African Llamas" (I'm South African and he is Peruvian) and since my daughter is my #1 inspiration, I named my shop after her.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Hi! I'm KATE. I am a born and bred South African who started traveling as soon as I graduated. My travels took me to New York where I fell in love and decided to stay. I am married to a Peruvian and our daughter was born early this year.
Do you have a design idea that you don't see here? I love custom orders so contact me and we can come up with something great!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Your items will be shipped within 2 weeks of payment using USPS 1st class mail with delivery confirmation. ALL orders are shipped to your PAYPAL SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you need it shipped to a different address, it MUST be included in the message to seller with your order at checkout. I am not responsible for things shipping to the wrong address if your etsy address is not correct. If anything is returned to me for this reason, you will be charged shipping again to have it re shipped.
Your order will be shipped within 2 weeks of payment. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure the address is correct! I send items USPS 1st class and unfortunatly to try keep shipping costs down if you need insurance or shipping confirmation you will be charged extra. I am not responsible for things shipping to the wrong address if your etsy address is not correct. If anything is returned to me for this reason, you will be charged shipping again to have it re shipped.
★ IMPORTANT ★ if you decline the tracking & insurance fee then please be aware that if your package is lost OR damaged through the Postal Service, The African Llama is unfortunately not responsible for it. I will not refund or reship.
Please contact me to purchase tracking or insurance
Refunds and Exchanges