Alpaca, the luxurious Natural fiber of the Andes
Alpaca belongs to the family of South American camelids. These animals live in the Andes where they are raised by the Campesinos at quite high altitudes in a completely natural way.
Alpacas, by feeding, are also environmentally friendly as they graze grass or plants without tearing or damaging the roots. They also do not damage trees and leave much fewer traces in the environment than other grazing animals such as sheep and goats.
Alpaca hair is known for its great insulating properties as well as for its particular lightness, brilliance, softness and its silky feel to the touch. Alpaca, containing little lanolin, is hypoallergenic.
Alpaca, being a partially hollow fiber, is lighter than sheep's wool and has a higher insulating capacity than ordinary wool.