At GALWAYnow we are passionate about supporting Irish businesses. It is something that we pride ourselves on and feel that it is very important to recognise all of the wonderful Irish brands on our little island. Sustainability is something that is also very important to us. We believe that when it comes to being fashionable, quality takes precedence over quantity. We urge you all to shop Irish this festive season and keep sustainability in mind – there’s nothing better than guilt-free gifts and making those around you and the planet happy. Let’s spread the love beyond just our circles, let’s show that we love and support all of the wonderful Irish businesses doing us proud. New Irish designed and owned luxury label with a sustainable business model ‘Cayo’ release a new range of 100% alpaca wool jumpers – just in time for winter to keep yourself or your loved ones warm.
The line comes in four wearable colours that are bound to make even the most difficult people to shop for happy – baby blue, baby pink, beige, and navy. Alpaca wool is said to be softer, warmer, more durable, and more environmentally friendly to manufacture in terms of carbon emissions than sheep’s wool.
Cayo use the finest quality 100% premium alpaca wool from Peru which they thoroughly researched the background of the wool farms prior. Cayo only use wool farms that are considered to be ethical in every aspect, from the rearing of the alpacas to the production of the yarn itself. The jumpers are developed in Italy using the highest quality craftsmanship. All the labels, tags and packaging used by Cayo are recyclable and biodegradable.
The founder, Orla Daly, is a Limerick business woman who always had a love for all things fashion. On a trip to Peru back in 2018, she fell in love with alpaca wool as a fabric and began researching its uses and sustainability, visiting factories and farms in South America. This is when Daly decided to design her own range of 100% alpaca wool sweaters and in 2021 CAYO was officially launched.
Founder of Cayo, Orla Daly