It only weighs one third of sheep’s wool, keeps you extremely warm, doesn’t scratch, is hypoallergenic, durable, water and odor repellent and is often compared to cashmere and mohair due to its fluffy feel. Alpaca or baby alpaca wool can clearly do more than any synthetic material. No wonder it has been used as a well proven raw material for clothing in the Andes for thousands of years.
The alpaca wool that PACABAMBA obtains is still in its natural white color and is dyed by us in a completely natural process with local plants and minerals. In this way we preserve nature, the health of our employees and an ancient Andean tradition.
Alpaca Wool - Yarn of the gods
Alpaca wool, alpaca fleece or short alpaca is the soft, velvety fiber of bred alpacas. At altitudes of over 3,000 meters, the animals develop a fur with a unique hollow fiber, which is significantly warmer and lighter than, for example, the fiber of sheep's wool. For the Incas, alpaca fleece had a higher value than gold and silver. No wonder it is also called "fiber of the gods".
Due to its special properties, alpaca is suitable for the production of ultra-warm and simultaneously ultra-light insulation layers. The microscopic cavities of the fibers also have a cooling effect at high temperatures. Durable, non-flammable and pillproof, this breathable wonder wool keeps you warm and dry under the most diverse conditions.
Warmer, softer, lighter and more tear-resistant are not the only advantages over sheep's wool. Alpaca fleece does not contain lanolin - the wax that is excreted by most wool animals. We use a hypoallergenic fiber that does not itch or smell when it's wet.
100% natural dyed handcrafts - for your whole family
Small hooves, small footprint. Alpacas are not kept in huge herds, which graze whole areas of land. Quite the opposite. Mostly, they are bred by smallholders in the high situated regions of Peru. This kind of keeping hardly represents a burden on the environment. As a 100% natural raw material, alpaca is of course also completely biodegradable.
Quality instead of mass production
Easy care - self-cleaning
The extremely dirt- and odor-repellent fiber does not need any special care. Alpaca textiles should be washed by hand in cold water with natural soap and laid flat to dry in fresh air.We purchase all our yarn - highland wool, alpaca and baby alpaca - from Inca Tops because their production is absolutely exemplary: the fibers, which are sourced from traditional alpaca shepherd families in the High Andes, are hand-picked and selected for micron quality.