Natural Organic Eco-Friendly Clothing
Made in USA or Fair Trade
Final Shopping Day was Monday, December 18th, 2017
Thank you to our loyal customers. We have truly appreciated your support over the past several years. Pachallina closed on Monday, December 18th, 2017, and will not reopen. Patrons at The Guest House at LAAF may shop for select items during their stay and the redesigned shop will be open during tour hours. Behind every success, there are failures, but the greatest failure is to not have tried to succeed. With Gratitude
Pachallina offers an amazing selection of upscale natural, organic and eco-friendly clothing, such as wool, pima cotton, linen, bamboo and silk … and, of course, alpaca! Most of our clothing is exclusive in the Mid-Atlantic states and all is Made in the USA or Fair Trade. You’ll find our quantities of each style are limited and our selection is wide, giving you something far from ordinary and more like extraordinary.
Pachallina means clothing in Quechuan, the language spoken by the Inca Empire, which existed in South America in the Pre-Columbian Era. Modern day alpacas originated in South America and the name of our retail store pays tribute to our alpaca heritage. People pronounce Pachallina many different ways. No matter how you say it, Pachallina means fabulous clothing and gifts!
The Natural Fiber Difference
Natural fibers are not only better for you; they’re also better for the environment. In 2009, we celebrated the International Year of Natural Fibres, recognizing a total of fifteen plant and animal natural fibers. They are grown and harvested without harsh chemicals or additives. Many natural fibers have antibacterial properties and unlike synthetics, natural fibers “breathe” which wicks away moisture. Some, such as wool, act as insulators against both cold and heat, which is why people in desert climates wear thin wool to keep themselves cool. But that’s not the end of the story … natural fibers are self-sustainable, recyclable, and biodegradable!
To learn more about natural fibers, click here.