Properties of
Alpaca wool

Alpaca wool is a natural material that possesses superior properties to the vast majority of fibres that can be found today.

The history of Alpaca wool began thousands of years ago when the ancient tribes of the Andes noticed its incredible thermal qualities. Since then, this fibre has been essential for the confection of clothes. More than 500 years ago, during the Inca empire, alpaca wool was already recognized as a luxury for its multiple qualities. It was called the "fleece of the gods" and perceived as a sign of prestige among the empire nobles.

Today it is still recognized as one of the most luxurious and refine fibres in the world. It is one of the few noble threads, competing almost exclusively with wool such as cashmere, mohair or vicuna.

Nowadays, it is not only superior for ethical reasons due to its high sustainability. But, it also has characteristics that make it stand out from its competition. Alpaca wool is thinner, maintains its shine even after being washed or dyed, and is more resistant, so it gives us a more durable product.

Some more properties of the alpaca wool.

Thermal properties

Alpacas are animals that live in the desert. Their fur is great for extreme weather conditions.

Handmade

The alpaca clothing is handcrafted by the same peoples who have practiced this weaving technique for centuries.

Odorless

Thanks to the hollow fiber, moisture is excreted and bacteria cannot develop. Giving us an odorless fabric.

Antibacterial

Because of the hollow fibers, no bacteria or viruses can survive or develop in this alpaca wool.

Long Lasting

Due to its self-cleaning properties and the low washing requirement, alpaca wool is very suitable for long-lasting products.

Skin feel

Due to the fine fibers and the ancient processing of the fibers, the alpaca clothing feels very soft.