Alpaca is one of the rarest fibers in the world that is lighter in weight and seven times warmer, softer and more durable than sheep wool fiber. Alpaca comes from a branch of the camel family that grazes in the Andes Mountains at altitudes of 11,000 to 16,000 feet. To adapt to the extreme climatic conditions in which the alpaca lives, its thick coat of fibers have developed natural microscopic air pockets which gives it its lightness and high thermal capacity. Because the fibers have no oils, it is hypoallergenic, naturally water repellent and flame-resistant. It is not prickly like Sheep’s wool and far less likely to pil meaning it will not form those annoying fuzzy balls that you see in wool over time. While typically more expensive than wool, Alpaca’s silky feel and amazing durability makes it durable and long lasting. We promise you will see and feel the difference.
Alpaca is a rare sustainable, socially responsible and cruelty-free fiber that is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most coveted, eco-friendly materials. It plays a large role in the "Slow Fashion" movement, which prioritizes environmental and social impact over cheap and fast fashion.
Alpacas graze in natural environments where they can move and run freely allowing them to live a stress free life which results in the better the quality of the wool. Alpaca fibers are made 100% from natural animal protein fiber that is fully biodegradable and not synthetic or petroleum-based. In an age where fashion is in pursuit of a more sustainable retail culture, it seems that turning to alpaca will offer a valuable solution for both eco-conscious brands and consumers alike.
The term "Baby Alpaca" refers to the grading of the fineness of the fiber, not the age of the animal. It’s the softest part of an adult Alpaca that is usually found in the chest. Baby Alpaca fibers have an average fineness between 20 and 22.5 microns, providing a feeling of warmth and softness that is recognized worldwide. This high performance fabric is incredibly lightweight, breathable, soft to the touch, and has high thermal and moisture absorption capacity keeping you warm and comfy in the most extreme weather conditions.
Alpaca fibers are so exclusive and rare that during the Inca Empire, only the royal family could use clothing made of alpaca. They even valued alpaca fiber more than gold and silver. When it comes to fibers, the finer the fiber, the higher the quality. Our ROYAL ALPACA yarns come from fleeces of maximum fineness of up to 18 microns, providing a feeling of comfort comparable to other very fine hairs such as Cashmere, Camel, extra-fine wool, etc. Fibers are silky in appearance, incredibly soft to the touch and are so light and warm you will feel like you are wrapped in a cloud. Now you can get your own alpaca fiber clothing and feel like royalty.
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