Once reserved for Incan royalty, the exotic fibre of these South American members of the camelid family has been called ‘fibre of the gods’! So, why does choosing alpaca make sense?
Surpasses other fibres in softness and warmth
Has a hollow core that increases thermal value
Wicks moisture away from the body
Can usually be worn by people who are sensitive to wool
Resists dust mites
Processed without chemicals
Contains no lanolin
Resists acquired odours
Organic and sustainable resource
Why Choose Alpaca Bedding?
An alpaca duvet resists burning due to the natural moisture content of the fleece. Without lanolin and grease, it resists dust mites and other allergens. No chemicals are used in processing. Unlike synthetic materials, alpaca fibre products will breathe and wick moisture away while you sleep.
What's the Difference between Sheep Wool and Alpaca Fibre?
The outside of each strand of sheep wool has tiny, microscopic scales along the length of the strand. These scales catch the surface of the skin and cause some people to feel prickly. Strands of alpaca fibre are smooth. Sheep wool contains lanolin which holds dust and microscopic allergens that can trigger allergies. Alpaca fibre has no lanolin and will not hold allergens, so it can be called hypoallergenic. People with wool-based allergies can usually wear alpaca without a problem.
Alpaca Socks - What's the Big Deal?
Alpaca is a lightweight, natural fibre, so alpaca socks weigh less than other socks while providing greater warmth. They do not absorb water so they do not foster bacterial growth which can lead to foot odour. They are easily hand washed by soaking and gentle rinsing and, unlike traditional socks, can be worn several times before washing. (We kid you not!)
You’ll enjoy your alpaca product for many years to come by following a few simple care
tips. Do not put alpaca in hot water, agitate it, or let it dry on any heat source.
For best results, hand wash or dry clean.
Hand Wash Instructions
soak in cool water with gentle detergent (or shampoo) for 30 minutes
gently squeeze the water through to loosen dirt and drain the water
repeat the rinse until detergent is gone
gently squeeze excess water
lay flat to dry, on a towel if preferred
Fur Products and Plush Items
Alpaca fibre does not contain lanolin or have scales that can trap dirt or debris. This means that your alpaca fur product should maintain its lustre simply by periodically shaking it free of dust. Should your alpaca fur item get soiled, you can
wipe soiled area with a damp cloth, free from soap
allow to air dry
gently brush item when dry and shake to fluff the fur
for extreme cases, consult your dry cleaner
DO NOT store in plastic or dry cleaning bags
sweaters, shawls, and ponchos should be folded and laid flat, not hung
if storing for the season, consider using cedar chips or lavender bundles
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