Why alpaca fibre?

  • Non-irritating and hypoallergenic.  Alpaca fibre has virtually no lanolin and does not trigger allergic reactions in wearers. On the other hand, less lanolin means shorter scouring cycles with the opportunity to use eco-friendly soaps in manufacturing
  • Exceptionally soft – the lack of scales and smoothness of the fibre gives alpaca fibre a natural brightness as the smoother surface reflects the light better
  • Low irritation factor – fine grade fibre (average fewer than 22 microns) equates to comfortable wear
  • Wide range of natural colours – available in at least 22 natural colours making alpaca a perfect ready-made candidate for eco-lines of jewellery
  • Less  electrostatic effect
  • Lightweight
  • Flame-resistant – in case of fire, it does not melt onto the skin like synthetics.
  • Water-repellent – fibre absorbs up to 20% of its weight in water with no negative sensation for the wearer
  • Durable – alpaca has one of the highest resistance factors of all natural fibres. A human hair’s resilience is rated at 100, wool is 122.8, mohair is 136 and alpaca is rated at 358.5!