ALPACA - Known as “fiber of the gods”
In the textile industry, "alpaca" primarily refers to the hair of Peruvian alpacas, but more broadly it refers to a style of fabric originally made from alpaca hair, Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. Alpaca is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite. Huacaya, an alpaca that grows soft spongy fiber, has natural crimp, thus making a naturally elastic yarn well-suited for knitting
Alpaca is eco-friendly
Alpacas are some of the “greenest” animals around. Their adaptations for living in harsh environments like the Andes give them a light eco-footprint: soft pads in place of hooves leave terrain undamaged, and their efficient eating habits result in greatly reduced water and acreage needs relative to other grazing animals. Alpaca is also sustainable because an alpaca can produce fleece throughout its life without being harmed.
Because alpaca is naturally free of lanolin and other oils found in sheep’s wool, no harsh chemicals are needed to process alpaca fiber, making alpaca ranching 100% natural and safe for the environment.
Wool clean easily and knit remains elegant in the city or traveling, and is easily ironed or steamed, retaining the original properties.
Healthy and beneficial
While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.