Warm and light
Alpaca wool is three times warmer than sheep, and at the same time it is extremely easy. You will experience the true feeling of luxury and comfort.
Alpacas are the most color diverse fiber-producing animals in the world, making it the most attractive fiber for modern designers. There are 22 colors, including shades of black, brown, grey, caramel, fawn and white.
Unlike most wool products, Alpaca sweaters will not develop pellets. With proper care, these sweaters will retain their great quality and shape, and their attributes can last for years or even decades.
Alpaca has half the moisture retention of wool, equating to far superior breathability. This quality, along with the lightness of alpaca fiber, means you can comfortably wear an alpaca sweaters both outdoors and indoors.
Its strength reduces stretching and other shape-altering distortions. Grease and oil won’t spot alpaca as easily as they do other fibers. Due to alpaca’s water-resistant properties, you can simply blot away any spills. And the nature of the fiber reduces static electricity and will not attract dust and soil.
Alpaca fibers have a hollow core structure, allowing the fiber to catch pockets of air and create an insulating curtain around it. When the weather is damp and cold, your alpaca sweater will definitely keep you warm without weighing you down.
It doesn’t contain lanolin, an oil generated by sheep that can cause sensitivity in people with derma disorders.
Alpaca fleece is famous for its luxurious softness and doesn’t scratch or “prickle” the skin.
Alpacas are considered some of the “greenest” animals around. Because they have adapted to harsh living environments such as the Andes, they have developed a light eco-footprint: soft pads in place of hooves leave terrain undamaged and their efficient eating habits result in greatly reduced water and care about plant's roots.
Healthy balanced life
The quality of their wool reflects the quality of their life
There is no such thing as a “wild” alpaca. They do not have any means of defense and rely upon humans for their survival, and always have. They are driven from their encampment to the open Altiplano on a daily basis where they are free to roam before returning home at night. Unlike other fiber-producing animals they do not destroy their environment, eating only the tender shoots of grasses and plants while leaving their roots so they may regenerate.
Alpacas are shorn once a year, so that they may regrow their fiber. Unlike sheep, this animal is never maimed or physically harmed to improve fiber production, they are most valuable when they grow and thrive. In the breeding practices used for alpaca fiber, the animals are very well cared for.
Because the wool doesn’t contain grease, lanolin or environmental contaminants, it can be cleaned with gentle soaps that don’t contain any harsh chemicals. This practice protects not only the consumer, but also the surrounding production facilities and the local eco system.
To produce high-quality yarn, alpacas need the same things you and I would need for a balanced life: an excellent diet, the space required to be active, plenty of rest, and a living environment that can be loved. The quality of their wool reflects the quality of their life.