The range of colors that can be found on the alpacas of the Andes is surprising and can lead to some amazing blends. Alpaca comes in 22 natural shades and about 300 variations of hues.
Alpaca fiber is water, wind and stain resistant. Due to its absence of lanolin, alpaca is hypoallergenic. This trait makes it an ideal fabric for individuals with skin allergies.
Unlike sheep’s wool, alpaca fiber is lighter and warmer. Having been around for millennia in the Andes mountain ranges, the alpaca's have come to grow a layer that keeps them warm throughout the winters and keeps them cool during the summers. This gives its hair an exotic combination of traits to make it as capable and competent as possible.
Alpaca fiber is a natural insulator, making it one of the warmest, most adaptable fabrics on the market. It also allows for breathability in warmer climates, and the cloth is extremely lightweight. This wide array of qualities makes alpaca products perfect for every climate.
Alpacas strength and durability makes the fiber resistant to stretching. Items made from alpaca tend to last decades when proper care is given.
Read more about alpaca care here.
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