Alpaca Fiber

Alpaca fiber has a hollow core, is light and warm. Alpaca yarn is a pleasure to work with. It is easy on hands and fingers. It is smooth, does not itch, and is hypoallergenic.

Once a year, we harvest the soft fiber from our herd of alpacas and begin the process of transforming this naturally renewable resource into a fine selection of fibers and yarns. Because alpaca fiber contains no lanolin, it is processed completely without chemicals in an eco-friendly, environmentally safe way. Alpaca is a unique natural fiber that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

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Cruelty-free

Alpacas are raised in loving environments and are treasured throughout the world. Shearing is done once a year and is necessary for their good health. Their luxurious fiber is all natural and comes from thousands of years of sound breeding practices - not genetic engineering.


Earth Friendly

Alpacas are naturally hypoallergenic and free of lanolin, which means harsh chemicals are not required during processing. The fiber comes in 22 natural colors and often remains un-dyed, but it can also accept plant dyes very well, which don't irritate skin or cause pollution to the earth. Alpacas are raised in humane conditions and don't need pesticides to control bugs and disease associated with overcrowding, which helps protect our watershed.


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Natural fibers are a responsible choice.

Natural fibers will play a key role in the emerging "green" economy. Cultivating and processing natural fibers provides more energy efficiency, reduces carbon emissions and minimizes waste.


Natural fibers are a renewable resource- they have been renewed by nature and human ingenuity for millennia. They are also carbon neutral: they absorb the same amount of carbon dioxide they produce. During processing, they generate mainly organic wastes. At the end of their life cycle, they are 100% biodegradable.


Cleaning Tips

  • Coffee: Wash in warm water and soft detergent; then treat the residual stain with solven

  • Ink: Absorb with baby powder, soak area with lemon juice and water, and then with alcohol

  • Red Wine: Wash in cold water, then soak with lemon juice and water

  • White Wine: Wash in clean water and soft detergent

  • Liqueur: Wash with soft detergent in warm water

  • Grease: Treat with solvent

  • Lipstick: Treat with alcohol

  • Chocolate: Wash with delicate detergent and then with solvent

  • Perfume: Wash with glycerin and alcohol

  • Sweat: Wash in hot water, mixed with a small quantity of ammonia, white vinegar and  then rinse with oxygenated water

  • Sauce: Treat first with delicate detergent in warm water and rinse with solvent

  • Tea: Wash in warm water and delicate detergent; leave drying between two towels

  • Make Up: Wash with solvent, then with shampoo