Tuwi takes its name from the word for baby alpaca in Quechua, the language of the Incas. Founder Kasia McConaghy, after having a highly successful career in modelling in Paris and Milan, went on to work in luxury retail management in London. Her broad experience gave her an appreciation for beautiful design and a strong sense that quality is worth striving for.
Her affection grew for the uncommon material of baby alpaca during a trip to Cusco where she bought her first alpaca blanket. The feel and texture were unlike anything she had felt before. The Baby Alpaca Fibre was once considered a treasure of the ancient Incas; the fleece is exceptionally soft, hypoallergenic, water repellent, lightweight and very durable. It is also up to five times warmer than the common sheep's wool, with outstanding thermal qualities which brings warmth in cold weather and keeps the body cool in the heat.
Following years of research and hard work Kasia launched her first collection of baby blankets, this launch was close to her heart and a significant moment for her after all that time.