Alpaca perfection leads to beanies at Bells

Surf Coast Times  
By: Jessica Nicol
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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FOR over two years, David O’Brien from Bells Beach Beanies has been perfecting his unique product, beanies manufactured from 100 per cent alpaca wool.

“As far as I’m aware I am the only person to produce 100 per cent alpaca beanies manufactured in Australia. My beanies are currently being stocked at Swell in Jan Juc and the Anglesea Newsagency,” Mr O’Brien said.

“They’re also on display in the local artists section of the Torquay Information shop at Surf World until the end of August.”

He said the wool is grown at their farm in Bellbrae on the Great Ocean Road, located close to the world-famous Bells Beach.

“After nearly two years of trial and effort we have produced our first run of 159, 100 per cent alpaca beanies from wool grown from our own alpacas,” he said.

“They are very soft and warm and all-natural fibres and colours which is much better for the environment than dyed wool on mostly overseas manufactured beanies.

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