About Alpaca & Alpaca Lambswool
Alpacas have been raised for their wool since the Incas first domesticated them more than 2,000 years ago. There are 22 natural color variations of alpaca fibre - mainly white, brown, gray, and black. The alpaca is a revered animal in Peru, prized for its wool. Baby alpaca wool refers to the fineness/diameter and softness of the fleece and the length of the fiber. Baby alpaca wool comes from alpacas that are two years old or less since the fiber diameter increases with age.
Advantages of Alpaca
Did you know that the alpaca fiber has no lanolin (the oil found in sheep wool), making it hold less dust, allergens, and bacteria? Alpaca is one of the world's smoothest, finest, and most luxurious natural fibres, which feel softer and smoother than cashmere. Alpaca is lighter, stronger, & five times warmer than sheep's wool. It is breathable, hypoallergenic & thermo-regulating - which makes it a natural insulator & great for people who are allergic to sheep's wool. Alpaca fibers do not require harmful chemical processing washes during manufacturing. Alpaca wool is odor, stain, and wrinkle resistant; it takes and retains dyes without losing its sheen.
Alpaca and lambswool are a perfect combination of softness and strength. Alpaca wool is odor, stain, and wrinkle resistant; it takes and retains dyes without losing its sheen. The combination of these two fibers creates a heavy-weight throw that brings together the best of both materials. Advantages of alpaca lambswool: softness with elasticity, a cozy weight for cold nights, warmth & strength, natural materials, renewable, biodegradable.