Why Alpaca?

 

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What is an Alpaca?

An Alpaca is an intelligent animal of the camelid (camel) family, native to the South American Andes. Alpacas come in 22 natural shades, and their luxurious fleece is only sheered once a year, in the spring.

Low Carbon Footprint  

  • Alpacas have soft, padded feet, not hooves, which minimize soil erosion in their environment. 
  • Like their camelid relations, alpacas consume relatively less water than other animals.
  • With efficient digestion, their feed levels are relatively low, and they only nibble on the tops of pasture grass so as not to uproot it.
  • No harsh or unnecessary chemicals are needed to process the alpaca fleece as it contains no lanolin oil

Cruelty Free

  • Alpacas are like sheep in that their fleece is sheared in cycles according to their seasons.
  • No alpacas are harmed for our products.

Superior Luxury Fibre

  • Alpaca fleece has unique thermal properties due to the microscopic air pockets found in its fibre - this allows air circulation on warm days and heat insulation for when it's not so warm.
  • Lightweight, breathable, windproof and non-shrinking if cared for properly.
  • Silky smooth texture, more durable than wool, and resistant to pilling and matting.
  • It's also hypoallergenic, non-itchy, water and stain resistant!

Did we mention it's often referred to as the "Fibre of the Gods"

Why not alpaca?