Alpaca Fleece: Nature’s Best Wool

If you didn’t already know, alpacas are South American camelids that look like adorable crosses between little llamas and a sheep. Domesticated for thousands of years, these unique creatures are bred specifically for their prized woolen coats. Alpaca fiber is as a soft as cashmere and, in many cases, even more comfortable. It is warmer, […]

Glossary: A Guide to Alpaca Terminology

So, you’re interested in alpaca and all of the wonderful items that can be made from their amazing fleece!  We don’t blame you. Nothing beats alpaca  when it comes to comfort, softness, warmth and water-resistance!  Alpaca fiber is one of nature’s most luxurious options for incredible wool scarves, gloves, sweaters, blankets hats, socks and much […]

Preserving Your Alpaca Items: Tips for Care

It doesn’t take much to maintain the quality and softness of your alpaca items. Follow these simple steps and your alpaca garment will actually get better with age. Alpaca Knitwear We recommend handwashing your knitwear in cool/lukewarm water using a mild detergent or baby shampoo. Rinse by pressing. Do not wring the garment. Wrap garment […]

Merino Sheep’s Wool vs. Alpaca Fleece

At a time when there are so many synthetic materials everywhere, it can be easy to forget how incredible natural really is. This is true for so many reasons—environmental and sustainability included!  Alpaca fiber is just one of the many options for anyone looking for soft, comfy, warm, durable garments that will last! Here are […]