Natural Organic Eco-Friendly Clothing
Made in USA or Fair Trade
Our storefront in Mercersburg had to relocate because the building sold…so as we close that door, literally, we will REOPEN at our farm at The Guest House beginning September 8th, 2017! We will be closing The Guest House for lodging from September 5th through December 31st, 2017.
Fridays through Sundays 10 AM – 4 PM
Mondays 9 AM – 2 PM
Farm Tours every Monday at 9 AM, 10:30 AM and 12 Noon.
Click here for more information about our Farm Tours.
No registration required. Rain or Shine!
You can still plan and make reservations to stay at The Guest House beginning January 2nd, 2018 through September, 2018. Meanwhile, we are planning an exciting Fall season with incredible shopping, open houses, expanded tours and more! Check back for more information or you can sign up for our NEWSLETTER by entering your email in the “Sign up for E-News” section located to the right on this page. Enjoy a sampling from last year’s shoppe and be prepared for a greatly expanded shopping experience. Thank you for your patience and patronage!
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.