Alpaca is as silky and soft as cashmere and is one of the world's smoothest, finest and most luxurious natural fibres.
Alpaca wool is lighter, stronger and five times warmer that sheep's wool.
Alpaca fibres contains no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Lanolin is referred to as “wool wax” which holds dust and microscopic allergens that create allergies to wool. People that have wool based allergies will not be allergic to alpaca.
Alpaca fibers are not prickly or itchy next to the skin.
The unique properties of alpaca fibres means that it does not require harmful chemical processing washes before the yarn can be spun.
Alpaca wool is a natural product that is light weight, soft, lustrusly smooth and luxurious. It is also:
breathable – perfect for clothing and accessories
flexible & strong – to last a long time
hypoallergenic & thermo-regulating - which makes it a natural insulator & great for people who are allergic to sheep's wool
Alpaca fiber has no lanolin (the oil found in sheep wool), making it hold less dust, allergens and bacteria. It's water, wind, odor, stain and wrinkle resistant and comes in many natural colors. The highest quality alpaca fibers feel softer and smoother than cashmere.
Alpacas have been raised for their wool since the Incas first domesticated them more than 2,000 years ago.
The animal can live an average of 20 years of age.
Alpacas are a very intelligent, gentle, docile, curious and timid animal.
There are 22 natural color variations of Alpaca fibre, mainly white, brown, gray and black.
Peruvian laws protect Alpacas. It is illegal to slaughter or trade in Alpaca meat.