Alpaca Fiber

Alpaca fibre is softer and warmer than cashmere, lighter and stronger than sheep’s wool. Alpaca wool is known as “the fibre of the Gods” in the Inca Empire for its soft, silky, durable, lustrous and flexible natural fibre. The alpaca fleece is similar to merino wool but stronger; it comes in 22 different natural colours. Alpaca wool is considered an exclusive “specialty” fibre with its soft, seductive feel..

Alpaca wool is a unique thermal insulator that absorbs ambient humidity due to its microscopic air pockets. These pockets allow the fabric to breathe through the fibres on warm days and likewise trap body heat in cold weather, affording more excellent protection and comfort in various climates.

Alpaca is hypoallergenic and does not contain lanolin (lanolin holds microscopic allergens). It requires no chemical-scouring agents for processing. This makes Alpaca exceptionally comfortable, even for those with sensitive skin.

Alpaca is elastic, with high strength, making the fibre exceptionally durable and ideal for knitwear; Alpaca wool is naturally moisture-wicking. It has a low moisture absorbency rate, with excellent wicking properties resulting in better comfort and warmth.