Luxurious like cashmere & more insulating than sheep’s wool
Alpacas graze at altitudes of 10,000 to 14,000 feet on the harsh high plains of the Peruvian Andes. Their thick, sumptuous coats grow naturally in over 40 shades from ivory to black, and every grey and brown shade between, meaning they come in lovely natural shades without the need for harsh dyes.
Alpaca fibre is warmer and stronger than wool, and so resistant to saturation that it’s nearly water-repellant. It’s also free of the lanolin that is present in sheep’s wool, making it hypoallergenic.
Here on our farm, every Spring time before it gets warm, our alpacas are sheared to keep them comfortable and cool throughout summer. This natural wastage is then sent away to be cleaned and used to create items in our very own shop.
Alpaca fibre is:
- Lighter and warmer than sheep’s wool
- Super soft and luxurious
- Hypoallergenic – contains no lanolin
- Thermal properties