Stormy winds, frosty nights and a scorching midday sun make life difficult on the Andean plateau, but the docile, tough-natured llama is one reason why indigenous people have been able to survive the harsh conditions for millennia.
In anticipation of their upcoming Biennale, 1.618 are partnering with euronews Living to tell the environmental, social and essentially human stories behind their unique collection of international brands.
Kathy and Mike Fleming started Mustang Creek Alpaca Company, located in Mustang, Oklahoma, in 2010. Kathy is a knitting and crocheting enthusiast and the alpaca business became an instant fit for her.
Australia, which produces 88% of the wool consumed by the fashion industry, is suffering the consequences of an unprecedent drought that is severely affecting pastures.