Alpaca fiber is divided into two main categories: Alpaca fiber and baby alpaca fiber. Baby alpaca wool is finer (about 22.5 microns versus 29 microns) and does not necessarily come from young alpacas but from the first shearing of the animal, which has a fine coat.
Baby alpaca is an extremely soft, silky and shiny fiber like silk. It is so comfortable that it can be worn directly against the skin. Baby alpaca is considered the softest and most prestigious natural fiber in the world. It is rare and accounts for less than 10% of the total world production of alpaca fiber. Baby alpaca is thus a luxury fiber that we have selected for you to enjoy in most items in our store.
Alpaca wool is clearly characterized by its seven times higher insulating power compared to sheep wool and its incomparable softness, close to that of cashmere wool.
Thus, thanks to its thermo-regulatory, this wool protects you much better from the cold, gently, without ever making you sweat. In fact, an alpaca must adapt to temperature variations that can range from -25 to 30 degrees on the same day. For this purpose, it has a coat composed of very fine and silky fibers that are particularly thermo-regulatory.
In addition, its high thermal insulation performance allows you to wear light and comfortable clothes while perfectly protecting you from the cold.
It is also incredibly light, comfortable to wear and respects the most sensitive skin thanks to its hypoallergenic properties. These are the reasons why NASA, at the beginning of the space conquest, equipped its astronauts with clothes made of this wool.
Alpaca is a very elastic fiber that allows our clothes and accessories to feel particularly comfortable and adapt perfectly to the shape of the body. It is an ideal wool to wear in winter, in the off-season, for hiking or winter sports.
Alpaca wool has a high resistance and is lint-free. So you can extend the life of your clothes and accessories and keep them in good condition much longer.