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.
- ultra light (weighs one third of sheep’s wool)
- keeps you extremely warm
- but aswell cooling effect
- does not scratch or smell (hypoallergenic )
- does not contain lanolin
- water repellent
- incredible soft
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".
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
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.