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Care of alpaca products:

Cleaning and care instructions

Alpacas and their products are unique and should be particularly well cared for in order to preserve them for a long time. The following tips will help you keep your alpaca products in good condition and give you suggestions on how best to care for and clean your valuable products. You are also welcome to visit our alpaca products blog to learn all about these fascinating animals and their wonderful products. There you will find more useful tips and tricks on how to care for and clean your alpaca products as well as interesting insights into the world of alpacas. Click here to go to our blog.

What are alpaca products?

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Alpaca products are garments, blankets, cushions and other products made from the wool of alpacas. Alpaca fibres are softer and lighter than any other animal fibre. Therefore, alpaca wool is highly sought after and it is used for various products. Alpaca products are especially suitable for people with sensitive skin, as they are extremely soft and hypoallergenic.

Why is the care of alpaca products important?

Alpaca products are known for their durability and resistance to dirt, which means they don't need to be washed as often as other materials. But proper care is crucial to prolong their life and ensure they stay soft and warm. When the time comes to clean them, there are several methods you can use to care for alpaca products and maintain their quality. In the following, we will examine each process in detail to ensure that the alpaca product remains in perfect condition for a long time.

Product check

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After enjoying the soft and warm alpaca products, it is important to pay attention to them and perform an inspection to ensure they are in optimal condition. After use is finished, it is essential to air them out to avoid the accumulation of odours or dirt. It is important to be proactive and check your alpaca products regularly to identify any problems so that you can enjoy your alpaca products for a long time.

If you notice an unusual smell during a check, don't worry, just place the product on a flat surface in a place with fresh air and the smell will disappear in a few minutes. However, if you find any stains, try removing them with a little lukewarm water. If this does not work, it may be necessary to wash the product. This way you can ensure that your alpaca products remain in perfect condition and you can continue to benefit from their softness and warmth.

Hand wash

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This process is most recommended for alpaca products as it is gentler and better cares for the fibre. To hand wash, use cold or lukewarm water and a mild or special wool detergent. It is important not to rub the product, but to gently immerse it in the water and rinse it until the water is clean. It should then be rinsed with cold water and left to drain.

Machine wash

Although it is not the recommended option, it is also possible to wash alpaca products in the washing machine using a gentle cycle and a mild wool detergent. It is important to use a special wash bag for delicate laundry and to avoid the spin function. It is advisable to wash it only with similar clothes and not to mix it with garments made of different types of fabrics. It is also important to set the water temperature to a maximum of 30 degrees and use a gentle wash cycle. It is important to follow the manufacturer's care instructions to ensure the durability and quality of the product.


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To keep your alpaca product in perfect condition, it is important to dry it properly. A safe and effective method is to lay it on a towel and carefully roll it up to soak up excess water. Then lay it on a flat surface and let it air dry. Avoid hanging it on a line or exposing it to the sun as this can damage the wool. To make sure it dries completely, place it in a cool and ventilated place and move it around occasionally. Do not use a hot air dryer or iron to dry it as this may damage the wool and affect the shape of the product. If it has decorative elements or patterns, be careful not to damage them when rolling it up on the towel.


Storing your alpaca product is crucial to maintain its quality and longevity. It is important to store it in a fresh and dry place without compressing it. To protect it from moths and moisture, it is recommended to wrap it in cotton fabric. It is also important to keep it in a well-ventilated place to avoid moisture accumulation and to keep it fresh and clean. To ensure that the wool does not fade, it is advisable to store it in a dark place. Regularly check your product for signs of moisture or damage and take the necessary measures to prevent it from being damaged or deteriorated.

In summary, proper care of alpaca products is crucial to prolong their life and ensure they remain soft and warm. With proper cleaning, drying and protection from moths and moisture, these products can be enjoyed for years to come.

Tips for cleaning alpaca products

  • Always air the products after use.
  • In case they need to be washed:
    • Hand washing is recommended.
    • Always use cold or lukewarm water.
    • Only use mild detergents.
  • For drying:
    • Remove excess water with a towel.
    • Do not knead or wring out the product.
    • Allow to dry in a cool place and on a flat surface.
  • Store in a fresh place.


Alpaca products are a wonderful choice for warm and soft wool products that can last a long time if cared for properly. By washing, drying and storing them correctly, you can ensure that your alpaca products retain their beauty and warmth for many years of enjoyment. It is also important to treat stains as soon as possible to prevent penetration into the wool and increase the likelihood of successful removal. Follow these cleaning and care instructions to keep your alpaca products in perfect condition.