- Soft and hypoallergenic. Most people allergic to wool are not to alpaca.
- Do not have lanoline, common source of allergies. Lanoline retains dust and microscopic organisms therefore alpaca has a minimum absorption of these elements keeping the garment odorless, cleaner, healthier and fresher and no need of cleaning as often as any other fiber.
- Does not itch
- Quality product.
- Fashion Styles
- Wearable any season during the year
- Durable garments, even soft to touch
- This product is not mass produced in any country. Alpaca worldwide fiber production is around 1% of cashmere.
- Fiber that gives the best insulation. Alpaca has a hollow core and keep the body heat during a warmer season and warm during winter. Alpaca has an incredible Thermal Capacity.
- Hand wash or delicate cycle. Dry Clean is always an option. Due to its hollow core dries in short time.
- Stronger than wool, soft as cashmere
- Alpaca does not wrinkle easily, does not ball up, does not stretch or lose the shape
- Repels tiny rain.
- Fits in a hand bag. Ideal for traveling.
About the Fiber
The Quality of the fiber has a direct relation with the quality of the livestock and then how the hair is selected (you will find very thick but tiny hair between the “premium” hair and needs to be taken apart) and finally the spinning process itself. That is why you should find, same as wine, different varieties and feelings when you wear alpaca garments. If the fiber it is blend you will see more differences.
First look to Alpacas
Alpaca is a domesticated animal. It resembles a small llama. Alpacas are animals that are bred for their fiber that is used to making Knitted and woven items. The animal is sheared and the fiber is a renewable resource that grows yearly.
Alpacas are originally from the highlands in South America (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile). Nowadays you find also alpaca breeders in the United States, Australia, Great Britain and other countries.