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.
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.
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.
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.