It was a mesmerizing encounter with an indigenous Peruvian woman, who was focused on hand weaving a traditional alpaca shawl. It sparked something inside me, a passion that led to RASA LILA.
From that moment I was dedicated to the idea of bringing the true treasure of alpaca to the rest of the world with my own new lifestyle brand.
This encounter ignited a true belief and endless enthusiasm about the opportunity of transforming these authentic, pure and hand finished alpaca yarns into luxurious modern, but still timeless designs. And soon it was developed into a complete launching collection of Royal and Baby alpaca scarfs, shawls, wraps and capes. We use only these purest and finest hairs of the alpaca which are spun into a wool the way it was always intended to be, heavenly.
In developing this first collection we became proud to play a part in sharing the wonders, brilliance and power of the Altiplano nature. Whilst creating luxury goods for elegant consumers we realized we could contribute to the conservation of the cultural heritage and social economical development in the Altiplano, for the craftspeople and farmers of that special region. It is this natural feeling of joy that gave us the inspiration for RASA LILA.
Corné van Nijhuis
Founder & Owner