A Christmas Workload for the Peruvian Alpaca Artisans – In the midst of the COVID pandemic, Peruvian Artisans go above and beyond to create the handmade shipment of Alpaca teddies required for the elderly in care homes based in the United Kingdom.
Following on from the recent Lacorine collaboration with tech consultants The Digital Line (TDL), MNEME ‘NEE-MEE’ The Memory Bear has proven so popular the Peruvian craftspeople were called upon for additional stock to be produced for the program.
Working around the pandemic restrictions the artisans have ‘made it happen’ and the teddies are now on route from Peru to find their new homes here in the UK.
“The teddy bear is a very traditional and timeless toy,” says Lacorine founder Antonia Jacob. “Not only do we have our existing clients for the teddies, and naturally our fill of children looking for a new lovable toy, we are now beginning to reach a new audience in care homes”
“Due to the unique feel and texture of the Alpaca teddies, they have proved a very popular comfort with the elderly particularly those suffering from dementia.”
Being leaders in research and innovation The Digital Line (TDL) recognised that contact with teddy bears improve psychological well-being. Cuddling teddy bears evokes a sense of peace, security and comfort. It is human nature to crave these feelings from childhood to adult life and particularly for those living alone in the care home sector.
Alpaca fur is a completely natural fibre, which is incredibly soft and silky to touch. As well as cuddling the Mneme Bear to stroke and pet the teddy releases feel-good hormones, boosting your mood as well as a positive therapeutic effect of reducing your heart rate giving a sense of calm, relaxation as well as reducing stress. Over time, this can have significant benefits for physical and mental health. Perhaps something we could all do within these unprecedented times.
If you suffer from insomnia, cuddling up with a teddy bear may even help to calm you down for a restful sleep too.
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