Why Alpaca?

Alpaca is Unique

Alpaca is strong, super soft and luxurious. Not only is it light and durable, it does not contain the natural oils found in wool. This means it’s great to wear even if you have incredibly sensitive skin.

The fibre is sustainable because an alpaca will grow a new fleece every year. This must be removed to stop it from becoming too heavy, causing the alpaca to fall ill. The fibre can be harvested for the whole life of an alpaca, which can be anything up to 15 years. Knitwear made from alpaca fibre can last a lifetime if it is cared for properly.

FROM FIELD TO STORE

ALL of our products are made using the fibre from our herd. When you purchase you’ll know exactly where your knitwear has come from – happy and healthy alpacas. Learn More

the difference between our suri and huacaya alpaca

Why we have our 20% Suri and 80% Huacaya blend

We care for two types of alpaca – SURI and HUACAYA. The huacaya alpacas produce a light, bouncy and fine fleece, whereas the suris’ fleece is longer, silkier and more lustrous. When combined together the yarn produced has the strength and durability of the huacaya with the silky touch of the suri.

Why we have our 20% Suri and 80% Huacaya blend

We care for two types of alpaca – SURI and HUACAYA. The huacaya alpacas produce a light, bouncy and fine fleece, whereas the suris’ fleece is longer, silkier and more lustrous. When combined together the yarn produced has the strength and durability of the huacaya with the silky touch of the suri.

Alpaca is Environmentally Friendly

This natural fibre does not contain the oils or lanolin that sheep’s wool does, meaning it does not need to be treated or heavily washed to remove them. As such, alpacas produce one of the most environmentally friendly fibres on the planet.

Alpacas are great to keep as they do not damage land; they have soft feet and no hooves. They are excellent grazers, and as part of the camelid family they never waste drinking water. You can keep five to an acre which means even the smallest of smallholdings can keep these curious and wonderful creatures.

Alpaca is Environmentally Friendly. This natural fibre does not contain the oils or lanolin that sheep’s wool does, meaning it does not need to be treated or heavily washed to remove them. As such, alpacas produce one of the most environmentally friendly fibres on the planet. Alpacas are great to keep as they do not damage land; they have soft feet and no hooves. They are excellent grazers, and as part of the camelid family they never waste drinking water. You can keep five to an acre which means even the smallest of smallholdings can keep these curious and wonderful creatures.

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