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?
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.
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 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.
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