Alpacas

Peru is home of the largest percentage of alpacas in the world.  Alpacas are gentle, timid animals.  There are an estimated of 5 million alpacas in South America and 95% are found in the southern regions of Peru. We have two alpaca types, Huacaya and Suri.

From high in the Peruvian Andes comes one of the finest luxury fibers in the world, ALPACA.  Alpacas are members of the camelid family, which also includes llamas, guanaco and vicuna, Alpaca fibre is so soft and fine that it was once reserved only for Incan royalty. 

ALPACA HUACAYA

Is the predominant species of Alpaca and offers the widest variety of natural colours. 

They have wavy, crimpy and lofty fleece, giving it a very woolly appearance. This Huacaya alpaca constitutes around of 90% of the alpaca population in Peru

ALPACA SURI

The Suri Alpaca is less common than the Huacaya, representing only 10% of the population. Suri alpacas have long straight, silky and lustrous wool, which is used for high-end designs.  Suri alpacas are much rarer and more expensive.  The fibre of the alpaca Suri is ideal for making long-pile fabrics,