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.

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ALPACA FIBRE PROPERTIES 

Soft as cashmere, alpaca fibres are fine hairs that were once reserved for Incan royalty.

Fuseau-pelote-dessin_xs  Exceptional thermal properties: seven times warmer than sheep’s wool

Fuseau-pelote-dessin_xs  Natural insulation material: hollow fibres filled with air pockets that keep body heat in and let humidity out

Fuseau-pelote-dessin_xs  Gentle, non-irritating, non-prickly

Fuseau-pelote-dessin_xs  Ecological with its 22 natural colors

Fuseau-pelote-dessin_xs  Hypoallergenic (free of lanolin, material found in sheep’s wool, mohair or angora)

Fuseau-pelote-dessin_xs  Three times stronger than sheep’s wool

Fuseau-pelote-dessin_xs  Lightweight.

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