Alpacas are considered to have the best natural fiber in the world, due to it's lightness, softness and thermal control properties.
The fiber comes naturally in 52 unique colors to choose from,
which can be used in their natural state or dyed using the ancestral Inca technique (which is 100% made with vegetables and minerals).
alpacas are good
for the soil, unlike cashmere goats
2x stronger, 3x lighter and 7x warmer
than sheep's wool
great thermal insulator for having air bags
and water resistent
among world's thinnest:
super fine, light, shiny, smooth
and durable fiber
Our alpacas live freely in our farm, in Carmen Alto, feeding mostly on alfalfa.
And since these animals are super social, they love to be surrounded by their friends.
Contrary to popular belief, shearing the fiber is extremely necessary for their health, and it takes place only once a year, usually in december.
Alpacas are the national Peruvian symbol and are considered cultural heritage. Therefore, they cannot be privately owned. This means that every fiber you buy gives back to the local communities.
In the Inca empire, alpaca fiber was reserved to be worn only by the royalty and the elite, because of it's extremely luxurious feel.
That's why it's known as the "fibre of the gods".
Alpacas aren't normally raised for their fur. Rather, they are necessarily sheared once a year for their own health, preventing diseases that arise when their fleece becomes too long. That's one more reason why it is such a rare and special material.
Breathable and heat responsive, while also great insulators due to micro air bags.
Synthetic fibers have poor insulation as they don't have air pockets that will trap air like alpaca.
The alpaca is good for the soil and their fiber is 100% bio-degradable and chemical free.
Synthetic fibers aren't bio-degradable, and it causes micro plastic pollution when washed.
Moisture wicking ability that allows ventilation through the fabric.
Synthetics are hydrophobic, so they stick to the body when it is hot, as it doesn’t absorb moisture.
Alpaca's fiber is anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic and block UV radiation.
Synthetics are not skin friendly, so it makes the fabric more uncomfortable to wear.
Due to the structure of natural cells,
alpaca fibres are incredibly strong.
Susceptible to heat damage, so hot washing and ironing can damage the fabric.