ALPACA: FINE ANDEAN FIBRE
The alpaca is a member of the camelid family. It is cousin to the llama and the camel.
While alpaca farms can now be found all over the world, these animals originally hail from the high altitudes of the Andes (mainly Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile). Peru won the title of the largest producer of alpacas in the world with more than 3 million animals.
Alpaca farming constitutes the main livelihood for the people we work with.
ALPACA FIBRE PROPERTIES
Soft as cashmere, alpaca fibres are fine hairs that were once reserved for Incan royalty.
Exceptional thermal properties: seven times warmer than sheep’s wool
Natural insulation material: hollow fibres filled with air pockets that keep body heat in and let humidity out
Gentle, non-irritating, non-prickly
Ecological with its 22 natural colors
Hypoallergenic (free of lanolin, material found in sheep’s wool, mohair or angora)
Three times stronger than sheep’s wool