Alpaca, Fiber of the Gods?

Get introduced to the luxurious, yet not well-known, alpaca wool.

Amanda Ahlström blog

11/23/20231 min read

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Alpacas live in the Andes, up to 5,000 meters above sea level. Their most famous cousins are the llamas, whom are also originally from the Andes.

The high altitude and the environmental conditions make the alpaca’s fur perfect for transmitting and retaining heat.

Andeans people (not Indians!) have bred alpacas for millennia. In fact, this type of wool - with so many beneficial qualities known by the ancient Andean civilizations - has been reserved for royalty and is therefore known as the 'fiber of the gods'.

Alpaca’s wool is very durable. This is reflected in the resistance, strength, and long-lived characteristics of the products.

Did you know Alpaca wool is eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, and fire-resistant amongst others?

If you want to know more, follow the next post, where we will describe the characteristics of alpaca wool.