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Alpaca Is ...
· Warmer than Wool
· Softer than Cashmere
· Silkier than Mohair
Alpaca fleece is fiber, similar to sheep’s wool in some respects, but lighter in weight, silkier to the touch, warmer, not prickly, and bears minimal lanolin which makes it nearly hypoallergenic. It is also soft, luxurious, unusually strong and resilient. Fabrics made of alpaca fiber are easy to care for and long lived.
Luxurious, versatile, natural and hypoallergenic, alpaca fiber
offers many advantages.
With the emergence of the eco – conscious
consumer, expect the demand for alpaca fiber to only increase.
Luxurious, versatile, natural and hypoallergenic, alpaca fiber offers many advantages. With the emergence of the eco – conscious consumer, expect the demand for alpaca fiber to only increase.
· Alpaca fiber has excellent thermal qualities
· Alpaca fiber has a rich silky sheen which has high visual appeal in the apparel industry
· Alpaca fiber is warmer than Merino wool
· Alpaca fiber has a higher tensile strength than wool
· Alpaca fiber contains no grease, oil or lanolin and does not smell
· Alpaca fiber does not retain water and can resist solar radiation
Alpaca Clothing is SUPERIOR TO WOOL:
· Superior in strength, warmth, softness
· Smooth fiber without lanolin removed the itchiness and allergic reactions
· Comes in 22 official colors
· Naturally rain resistant
· Washable with lower tendency to shrink
· Resilient – your cherished alpaca garment can last for many years
Alpaca Fiber is SUPERIOR TO MAN-MADE FIBERS :
· More comfortable in cold weather
· Warm even when wet
· Better wicking of body moisture, superior breath ability
· Resist odors, even in socks!
· 100% natural luxurious fiber which is environmentally excellent
· Naturally wind resistant
· Does not mat or pill
· Fire resistant, will not melt
· Low static
· Wrinkle resistant ( hang up and wrinkle go away)
Alpaca fiber is more akin to hair due to its cellular composition; however it is generally described as a specialty fiber and wool. The core of the hair is made up of air filled cells which contributes to the insulating properties and well as its strength. Alpaca fiber is second only to silk for strength. The number of scales on individual fibers is considerably reduced compared to sheep’s wool and this helps explain why wool allergic people do not have the same reaction to Alpaca.
Alpaca Wool is the only natural fiber that comes in such a range of color. There are 22 recognized natural shades from seven basic colors. These range from a true jet black, through the browns and fawns into white. In addition there is a blue or charcoal grey and rose grey. If desired, it readily takes to dyeing and can be blended with other fibers offering textile designers endless possibilities.