What is Alpaca Wool? Experience the Difference
ALPACAS ARE HIGHLY RESPECTED AND NEVER HARMED
Alpacas are a highly revered animal in South America dating back hundreds of years with ties to ancient traditions. Yearly the animals are sheared like sheep for the warmer months giving them a breath of relief from the warmer temperature to come. The alpacas are never harmed and we only source material with highly respected producers of the fibers. Feel easy, alpacas are treated as well as their warm fleece will treat you!
THE HIGHEST QUALITY
Many consider alpaca wool to be a higher quality material than cashmere. Alpaca is one of the world’s most valuable natural fibers. Don’t believe us? Just ask any Incan Emperor why only the royal families were allowed to wear it!
Alpaca wool does NOT contain lanolin, the chemical in many natural fibers responsible for people’s allergies.
WARM & LIGHT WEIGHT
Tired of showing up to your winter cocktail parties looking like an Eskimo? Alpaca wool has a naturally insulating core, keeping you warm without weighing you down!
NO ITCHING OR SCRATCHING
Guess you’ll have to try it out for yourself on this one! Unless of course you have one of those new touch screens?
Alpaca wool comes in 22 natural colors and is easily blended to produce more. Alpaca colors range from traditional to full on Andy Warhol!
Alpaca fur is a naturally organic fiber requiring no mechanical or chemical processing, better for you, better for everyone. Even the animals are eco-friendly in both their mannerisms and genetic make-up. Watch out – they spit!
EASY TO MAINTAIN
Alpaca wool is hand washable in 3 easy steps! (Drycleaning is not required)
Take a deep one...Alpaca wool has amazing breathability keeping you comfortably warm without making you sweat.
Alpaca wool has a unique natural crimp that makes it elastic as well as durable. This stuff can last forever!
How do I care for alpaca wool?
Care Instructions (Most Everything)
**DRY CLEANING IS ALWAYS A PREFERRED OPTION**
1) Handwash in mild detergent
2) Do not wring or twist
3) Lay flat to dry
MAINTAINING YOUR ALPACA GOODS:
Use a light iron/steamer to get out the creases*
Use a soft bristle brush to maintain*
*Always work in the direction of the fiber
1) Machine wash on delicate
2) Dry on low heat
Will my dog eat my alpaca teddy bear?
Unfortunately this has occurred in the past… so be careful with your alpaca bear! Since our alpaca bears are made from 100% alpaca wool, dogs, and sometimes cats, try to get a hold of these adorable creatures!