Based in North Carolina, Alpacasews originated in 2021 as an all-handmade stuffed animal boutique. While we are transitioning to a more manufactured line, each plush is designed with care and inspired by the world and stories around us.

Alpacasews was created by Emily Foster, a meteorology major who has a deep love of stuffed animals. While she started out by sewing small commissions for friends and family in college, after making her first themed mushroom dragon on TikTok, demand grew to the point where she was able to make cuddly creatures full time. 

After business continued to grow, she quickly realized that her handmade plush could not meet the overwhelming demand. A solution came in the form of Kickstarter, where she has funded 3 successful campaigns and funded thousands of plushies, all based off of her own drawings and handmade designs.

Alpacasews has started selling in person in 2023, the first convention under their belt being Katsucon 2023. You can also find them in local Raleigh craft markets and festivals; be sure to check out the upcoming event schedule to stop by and grab a plush in person!

Kirsten is the extremely talented artist behind a large portion of the 2d art here found at Alpacasews!

Meet our featured artist: KC !

Check out the stationery Featuring her work!