Alpaca wool comes from the Peruvian alpaca’s in th camel family. It is very fine and soft with long (10-20 cm) silky fibres. Alpaca wool is softer and more durable than sheep’s wool, thermally insulating, strong and elastic. Depending on how alpaca wool is spun, the yarn can be either light or heavy. Alpaca wool requires less water and chemical than other wool in processing because it doesn’t contain lanoline.
We mainly use baby alpaca wool, which feels similar to cashmere. The alpaca only needs to get shaved, so there is no discomfort for the animal, they get treated well and live in herds.