Meet Shupaca


The Company

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Shupaca Inc. is the creation of husband and wife team, Andrew and Lori Schuster. Their travels off the beaten trails in Ecuador brought about an unexpected immersion into the vibrant socio-cultural heritage of South America and the discovery of an extraordinary fabric called, Alpaca.

Forming a brand that combines their environment conscious minds and their dedication to fair trade and responsible business practices, Shupaca, the company, combines the couple’s surname with their esteemed product of choice, Alpaca fur.

Upholding this region's ancient fashion tradition, while injecting creative contemporary details, Shupaca works with South American artisans and their families to ensure products that exude indigenous quality while remaining fashionably relevant to the here and now. All products are hand woven on wood looms using the same methods that have been practiced for hundreds of years.

The Goal

Shupaca's stated goal is to bring you one of the world's finest natural materials in uniquely designed products and handcrafted goods while promoting fair trade and supporting social and economic advancement for the artisans it works with in South America.

The Products

Shupaca Alpaca blankets and throws are thin and lightweight yet extremely warm. Made from Peruvian Alpacas fibers, the blankets and throws are luxuriously soft and warm; making them must have accessories for those chilly winter nights indoors or out. 

Learn more about Aplaca wool.