VioletAndAlchemy

Alpaca Wool Blankets Queen Size | Christmas Gifts Ideas

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Announcement    Update as of December 2, 2021:

All orders are shipping out next business day priority mail.


Update as of November 21, 2021:
During the week of November 21-November, 30th blankets will have a longer processing time. All blankets ordered during this holiday week will ship out on December 2, 2021 priority mail with tracking. Please be aware that it’s a holiday week and orders will have a longer processing time than normal.


If you’re overseas and want to order multiple blankets and save on shipping cost just message us and we will create a special listing for you ⭐️

We are now taking orders for Christmas Gift Ideas, Hanukkah Gifts, and Holiday Gifts. All packages are shipping out either the same day or the next day if your order is placed on a weekday. If it’s placed on Friday-Sunday it will ship out on Monday. Our alpaca wool blend blankets also make great gifts for College Students.

We personally choose all of the items you see here. Each item is unique as you are and made with love.

We work directly with indigenous artisans here in the Andes and so your purchase contributes directly to the Indigenous communities we work with.

MESSAGE US ABOUT WHOLESALE PRICING.

We hope you will share your blanket photos with us so we can feature them on our Instagram.

Follow us on Instagram @VioletAndAlchemy

We add new items each week so be sure to Favorite Us so you can be a part of the greater community of supporting the Indigenous Artisanal Craft of Alpaca Goods, Handcrafted Bags, and Hats.

#alpacablankets #throwblankets #campingblankets #vanblankets #sofathrowblankets #handmadeblankets #mothersdaygiftideas #valentinesdaygiftideas #christmasgiftideas #fathersdaygiftideas #uniquegiftideas #housewarminggifts #babyblankets #giftsforcollegestudents

Let us all hope that USPS will meet their end of the bargain for your packages to arrive on time. However, it’s important for all customers to know that the USPS has major delays with shipments this year due to the pandemic. Please know this before making your purchases. Please do not penalize us in your review of the product based on shipping. We can not control how quickly your shipment arrives once we ship it out. Please also refrain from contacting us with the expectation that we should know when your package will arrive as we can’t control USPS or other global shipping companies. We do our best to make sure to ship out your package by the deadline we say it will be shipped but that doesn’t mean it will arrive by the date USPS claims it will. So please have respect and patience, we are human just like you ❤️ and if you read our reviews most everyone receives their order in a timely fashion.

For international orders, it’s really important for customers to understand we can’t control the speed of the global shipping companies. Due to pandemic shutdowns, some shipments may be delayed. Please be aware that this is out of our control. If you want to pay for an expedited form of shipping those upgrades are available to you, but again shipments can still be delayed due to the pandemic.

ALL countries have been handling pandemic shutdowns differently and we have no control over shipment companies including the USPS. Also, some packages may get held at customs, it's your responsibility to pick them up. If it's shipped back to us, we will deduct the shipping cost.

To see if we ship Internationally to your country, message us.

We do NOT offer refunds, exchanges, or cancellations of orders. That also includes late or lost shipments caused by USPS and additional global shipping companies. If your package says in transit that means it’s in transit but please know sometimes packages have been saying pre transit and they’re actually IN transit. Again USPS has been unreliable in this way.

All blankets ship in the United States via USPS Priority Mail with Tracking. There is an upgrade for you to pay for express shipping via USPS for both domestic and international shipments but again this won’t guarantee that USPS will meet their end of the bargain and make deadlines.

If you purchase from our shop you automatically receive a coupon code for future purchases with our hopes that you will give us feedback and help to continue this artisanal craft for generations to come. Our friends and community rely on your support.

We travel between South America and Portland, Oregon often! Your purchase may ship from either location depending on where we’re adventuring!

Please read our store policy in detail. Because we often ship from Ecuador we can NOT accept refunds due to many factors such as customs fees, transportation issues, etc.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, some shipments may have delays once they leave us. Even priority mail and express mail may be delayed. Please know that this is out of our control.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 2, 2021

Update as of December 2, 2021:

All orders are shipping out next business day priority mail.


Update as of November 21, 2021:
During the week of November 21-November, 30th blankets will have a longer processing time. All blankets ordered during this holiday week will ship out on December 2, 2021 priority mail with tracking. Please be aware that it’s a holiday week and orders will have a longer processing time than normal.


If you’re overseas and want to order multiple blankets and save on shipping cost just message us and we will create a special listing for you ⭐️

We are now taking orders for Christmas Gift Ideas, Hanukkah Gifts, and Holiday Gifts. All packages are shipping out either the same day or the next day if your order is placed on a weekday. If it’s placed on Friday-Sunday it will ship out on Monday. Our alpaca wool blend blankets also make great gifts for College Students.

We personally choose all of the items you see here. Each item is unique as you are and made with love.

We work directly with indigenous artisans here in the Andes and so your purchase contributes directly to the Indigenous communities we work with.

MESSAGE US ABOUT WHOLESALE PRICING.

We hope you will share your blanket photos with us so we can feature them on our Instagram.

Follow us on Instagram @VioletAndAlchemy

We add new items each week so be sure to Favorite Us so you can be a part of the greater community of supporting the Indigenous Artisanal Craft of Alpaca Goods, Handcrafted Bags, and Hats.

#alpacablankets #throwblankets #campingblankets #vanblankets #sofathrowblankets #handmadeblankets #mothersdaygiftideas #valentinesdaygiftideas #christmasgiftideas #fathersdaygiftideas #uniquegiftideas #housewarminggifts #babyblankets #giftsforcollegestudents

Let us all hope that USPS will meet their end of the bargain for your packages to arrive on time. However, it’s important for all customers to know that the USPS has major delays with shipments this year due to the pandemic. Please know this before making your purchases. Please do not penalize us in your review of the product based on shipping. We can not control how quickly your shipment arrives once we ship it out. Please also refrain from contacting us with the expectation that we should know when your package will arrive as we can’t control USPS or other global shipping companies. We do our best to make sure to ship out your package by the deadline we say it will be shipped but that doesn’t mean it will arrive by the date USPS claims it will. So please have respect and patience, we are human just like you ❤️ and if you read our reviews most everyone receives their order in a timely fashion.

For international orders, it’s really important for customers to understand we can’t control the speed of the global shipping companies. Due to pandemic shutdowns, some shipments may be delayed. Please be aware that this is out of our control. If you want to pay for an expedited form of shipping those upgrades are available to you, but again shipments can still be delayed due to the pandemic.

ALL countries have been handling pandemic shutdowns differently and we have no control over shipment companies including the USPS. Also, some packages may get held at customs, it's your responsibility to pick them up. If it's shipped back to us, we will deduct the shipping cost.

To see if we ship Internationally to your country, message us.

We do NOT offer refunds, exchanges, or cancellations of orders. That also includes late or lost shipments caused by USPS and additional global shipping companies. If your package says in transit that means it’s in transit but please know sometimes packages have been saying pre transit and they’re actually IN transit. Again USPS has been unreliable in this way.

All blankets ship in the United States via USPS Priority Mail with Tracking. There is an upgrade for you to pay for express shipping via USPS for both domestic and international shipments but again this won’t guarantee that USPS will meet their end of the bargain and make deadlines.

If you purchase from our shop you automatically receive a coupon code for future purchases with our hopes that you will give us feedback and help to continue this artisanal craft for generations to come. Our friends and community rely on your support.

We travel between South America and Portland, Oregon often! Your purchase may ship from either location depending on where we’re adventuring!

Please read our store policy in detail. Because we often ship from Ecuador we can NOT accept refunds due to many factors such as customs fees, transportation issues, etc.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic, some shipments may have delays once they leave us. Even priority mail and express mail may be delayed. Please know that this is out of our control.

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About VioletAndAlchemy

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Video summary: We live in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador where we work directly with Indigenous Artisan Craftswomen and Craftsmen to provide you with quality goods.

Alpaca Wool Blankets and Incredible Hand Crafted Artisan Goods

In 2016 we took a trip to South America. Our first adventure in years. We needed to free ourselves from life's everyday grind and hustle of running our small entertainment company for kids. We both have roots in South America.

From the moment we landed in the Andes Mountains, we instantly fell in love. On day two of our trip, we began planning our move to the Andes. We returned to Portland, Oregon, and began working to return to the Andes Mountains.

One year later, with the help of friends, we made that trip back, and we have been living in a beautiful city 8500 feet up amongst the clouds. We spend our days creating ever-lasting relationships with the local artisans and immersing ourselves in the culture.

We discovered the alpaca wool blankets when we took our first trip here. We loved the blankets so much that we brought them home as gifts for our family and friends.

Every time we returned home for a visit, everyone we knew, who cuddled up in our cozy alpaca wool blankets, asked for us to bring them a blanket on our next trip.

With so many requests, we decided what better way to share the gift of these beautiful handcrafted items of the people we have gotten to know and love than by making them available to our friends and everyone.

We hand select each item here in South America, where we still reside to this day. We choose the most incredible designs of local artisans.

When you purchase with us, you become a part of the fabric of this beautiful continent and its genuinely beautiful people. Our artisan community can support their families and continue to pass on their craft for generations to come.
What is the meaning behind the name Violet & Alchemy?

Alchemy is Magic. Alchemy is the magical process of transformation, creation, or combination. In medieval times Alchemists were chemists that sought to transform metals like lead into gold. For us, Alchemy stands for the ability to use your magic to change your life and existence. You have the power to take what is the "lead" in your life and create and transform it into "gold." We feel our Indigenous community does just that with what they make. Though life is often not easy for many, life is still magical.

Violet is a color that, throughout time, has been associated with Majesty and Royalty. In Chinese Painting, Violet represents the Harmony of the Universe. In Hinduism and Buddhism, Violet is related to the Crown Chakra. The color Violet resonates with us on many levels. To us, Violet represents your individualistic, majestic, royal self.

So here you go, Queens & Kings. Goddesses & Gods. We created Violet & Alchemy for you through a process of magic and transformation within our own lives, and all our goods have a touch of magic just for you.

We hope you enjoy shopping here at Violet & Alchemy. If you have any questions feel free to message us here or email us at sales [!at] violetandalchemy.com

Shop members

  • Sarit

    Owner

    I'm Sarit. I reside in South America/ I'm so happy you have landed on our shop where we offer these incredible handmade items.

  • Ari

    Owner

    Hi I am Ari. I was born here in South America. Returning to the continent where I began my journey has been incredible. It’s my honor to choose these items for you.

Production partners

  • Cecila

    Ecuador

    Cecilia handcrafts these makeup bags, toiletry bags, and everyday bags with her daughter. They work together to create these beautiful accessories. Cecilia helps us to realize our ideas to share with you the beauty of the Andes Mountains and these fine handwoven fabrics crafted into incredible bags

  • Indigenous Family of Ecuador

    Ecuador

    Jessinia's entire family are artists who handcraft many of our items. When you purchase with us, you help to support her family as well as her whole community in the Andes Mountains. They use only the finest quality and are the sweetest folks you could ever meet.

  • Jessinia

    Ecuador

    Jessinia is an artisan craftswoman who has the gift of the craft thanks to the generational artistry passed down through her family. She first began to learn to make products from her Great grandmother and grandmother as a child. Jessinia has become a dear friend of ours.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Dec 12, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

We are always open to opportunities to work with wholesalers. Feel free to message us or email us to arrange.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Unfortunately we do not offer gift wrapping.

Care instructions

We send our care instructions to you via email once we ship your package. Please be sure to look out for our email notification or notification here through Etsy.