The shearing of alpaca fleece is a very natural process that occurs only once a year. And yet, the high yield of alpaca wool from this single annual event produces enough for market share.
Thus,alpaca fibre is a sustainable natural resource.
One alpaca can yield up to 9-14 lbs of fleece per shearing, compared to the 4-6 oz. a goat produces annually for cashmere.
Alpaca farming is alsoanimal-friendly. Shearing an alpaca’s fleece is harmless for the docile creature, and actually beneficial for their health. By removing the fleece, farmers rid their alpacas of the chance to become susceptible to unhealthy heat stress during warm summer months.
But it’s alpaca wool’ssoft,warmandlightweight features that’ll leave you saying,“I want that for me!”
Here are 3 reasons why alpaca makes for a luxurious textile choice!