Meet Norgäte. A modern fashion brand, Norgäte blends alpaca and other fine fibers to create a smart apparel collection for demanding and cosmopolitan clients. Bohemian in spirit. Mindful and conscious about their choices. Living a life worthy to their surroundings.
We present a contemporary, easy-to-wear collection, highlighted by subtle trendy details. Our products and designs bring modern style together with natural esthetics. As a result all Norgäte fashion creations are noteworthy companions for every occasion, easily to be combined with your style of fashion. We are proud to be able to present to you the finest alpaca apparel and accessories from Peru. We present one annual collection, Fall & Winter. Our handmade collections are here for you!
NORGÄTE, means “The gate to the north”, it comes from a truly invention of two peruvian designers, Claudia and Carlos Cordero Berkovic, siblings and founders of Peruvian Traditions, the company behind the brand. Peruvian Traditions was founded from an unconditional passion of Peru’s finest materials, a penchant for high quality fashionable garments and a strong focus on social and environmental sustainability. Claudia and Carlos ventured into a world of color and textures, marveling at the great versatility and finest of the alpaca yarn. They decided to undertake several research trips through the Andes of Peru, in search of the best craftsmen, raw materials and suppliers in order to create a brand that be a synonym to ready to wear luxury, Sustainable, fashionable alpaca clothes, made from 100% natural fibers, suitable for the modern day urban explorer with a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Carlos and Claudia are both specialists in International business Administration. They studied at the Exporters Association of Peru – ADEX. They have more than 10 years of experience in logistics, product development and fashion design.
We believe in manufacoring clothes with a conscience. Creating fashionable wearables without any compromize in quality, luxury and sustainability. We want to take Norgäte’s warmth and exclusiveness to new horizons, sharing Peru’s finest materials with the world. Encouraging you to enjoy a happy, healthy lifestyle revolution, purchasing honest, 100% pure organic goods and supporting environmentally responsible initiatives.
We want to bring alpaca to a new level by catering to the most design and quality demanding customers. We aim to provide the best pieces of clothing and accessories to you, made from high-quality, natural materials into unique and personal wearables. We are dedicated to the commercialization and export of garments, manufactured with 100% natural fibers, eco-friendly and only finest blends. Working with social and environmental responsability and a further development of a fair trade network.
ALPACA – WORLDS FINEST WOOL
Alpacas live naturally in the Peruvian Andes Mountains. With a population of approximately 4 million, 70% of the world’s alpaca live in the mountains of Peru, Ethnic shepard families sustainably herd the alpacas in the Cordillera mountains, where the animals roam free in their natural environment. These farmers make their living out of herding and keeping alpacas for their wool, tending their herds using time-honored methods for hundreds of years. The hair of these animals can be very fine, as low as 17/19 microns on a newly born, though the bulk when shorn tends to be 21/23 microns.
Alpaca wool is of extremely high quality, and one of the most exclusive fibers in the world. The Incas used to call alpaca fiber “Gods wool” The natural habitat of alpacas is in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes. The alpaca fiber is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. Especially baby alpaca fibre, which is taken from alpacas in their first year of life, has a special luxury feel. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is much warmer, up to 7 times warmer than sheep wool and more resistant than Merino wool and cashmere. It’s not prickly, it is naturally water-repellent and odor resistant. Alpaca fiber doesn’t contain lanolin, so it is not itchy and does not create allergies, which makes it hypoallergenic. And because of the lack of lanolin, it makes the alpaca processing process much more environmentally friendly because virtually no chemical cleaning products are needed. Alpaca comes in 22 natural colors or shades. They go from white to dark black passing through different kinds of browns and gray. This is a characteristic which cannot be found in any other natural ‘noble’ fibers used in textile manufacturing.
Softness – Alpaca wool fibers are silky soft, comparible to, some even softer than cashmere wool. Especially the yarns made from baby alpaca and Vicuña are well known for it’s softness. Compared to sheep wool, it gives a much softer, sensory experience. Ideal for creating huggable fashion apparel.
Warmth – Alpaca clothing is adaptable to every season. Alpaca fibres contain microscopic air pockets, providing great insulation and keeping warmth during the winter. These same air pockets also allow for outstanding breathability, thus keeping cool in the summer and giving the garment great versatility.
Weight – One reason alpaca wool is so versatile is because of its light weight, mostly 3x lighter in weight than sheep wool. Those same microscopic air pockets help to reduce the weight of alpaca fibres, making alpaca fabric almost as light as air. Alpaca’s minimal weight makes the fibre equally ideal for an elegant shawl to wear to a ceremony, a work cardigan, or a sweater to wear while cross-country skiing in February.
Strength – Alpaca wool fibres are fine, lightweight and silky. Yet this luxury fibre has great strength and durability thanks to it’s long fibers. Alpaca fibre lasts longer than most other luxury fibres, including wools, cashmere, and silk. With proper care, high quality alpaca apparel can be passed down through generations.