Stephanie and Kyle Taylor’s sustainable yet luxe alpaca blankets are coveted as both wall art and a cozy layer. “Traditional wool blankets tend to be itchy and dated. Our goal was to make something incredibly soft and eco-friendly,” says Kyle — CEO and marketing director — of their company Blacksaw. The Sutton, Ontario-based couple both worked for fashion brands and had been looking for a business to build together. While vacationing in Peru in 2016, the avid travellers noticed herds of alpacas grazing amid the snowcapped Andes. “We realized the alpacas were the answer we’d been looking for,” says Stephanie, the designer and creative director. “We plotted everything for Blacksaw during a 14-hour bus ride.” Scroll down to learn more about the Canadian brand.