Alpacas originated in South America and are a relative to the llama and camel. The introduction of the alpaca to North America not only brought in unusual livestock to farmers, but also allowed the industry to introduce a wonderful new fiber called “alpaca fiber.”
Alpacas are sheared once a year for their very fine fleece and is spun into yarn. This yarn is used for all types of garments, including: hats, sweaters, coats and yes, even lingerie. Alpaca yarn can also be purchased if you are a knitter and would like to create your own project. There are some that use the raw fiber themselves and spin it into yarn. There is no better feeling than to take a raw fiber like alpaca, spin it oneself to make yarn, and then use the yarn to make beautiful products. With 22 natural colors, there’s something for everyone!
Alpaca fiber contains no lanolin, so they are hypo-allergenic. None of the itchiness that you get from wool! Did I mention that it’s warmer than wool and as soft a cashmere? Alpaca products are very durable, so they last a very long time. No dry-cleaning is necessary! Hand-washing is fine. It does not hold odor and it is water-repellent!
Buy Alpaca products! It’s durable, warmer than wool, soft as cashmere, hypo-allergenic and easy to wash. Could there be a better fiber?