our alpacas

Alpacas might just be the greenest animals on earth and they provide humans with the most amazing fiber

 

 

Environmentally, alpacas have a light footprint.  They eat mostly (native) grass, and sometimes leaves wood, bark or stems. Unlike other grazers, alpacas do not decimate natural vegetation plus they eat a whole lot less. An Alpaca will consume approximately 1.5 percent of their body weight each day. Far more alpacas can be kept on the same amount of land then sheep

Alpacas have a low impact on the land.  They're soft, padded feet are gentle on the terrain and they graze without destroying root systems.

No harm comes to the Alpacas.  They are shorn once a year providing farmers/ranchers with a valuable source of income.  It also greatly benefits the alpaca by removing fleece prior to the warm summer months to avoid heat stress.


Alpacas in a herd all use the same area as a bathroom, helps control parasites. Our benefit is their waste droppings make an amazing, all-natural fertilizer

 


Alpacas are members of the camelid family. There are two breed-types: huacaya (pronounced wah‑KI‑ah) and suri (SOO‑ree). Huacayas, the more common type, accounts for about 90% of all alpacas.  They have fluffy, crimpy fleece. that gives them a teddy bear-like appearance. Suris alpacas, on the other hand, grow silky, lustrous fleece that drapes gracefully in beautiful pencil-locks.  Alpacas are fully domesticated and are known for their gentle demeanor.  

 

Long ago, alpaca fiber was reserved only for royalty.  Because of it’s soft luxurious texture.  Alpaca fiber is sometimes compared to cashmere.  The fiber also has a luster of silk, which makes it amazingly soft. It is often described as a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber.

Alpaca fleece is many times compared to wool because of it’s warmth.  However, it does not have the scratchy feeling that normal wool has.  Alpaca fiber is actually warmer than wool.  The alpaca has a very fine and light fleece. It does not retain water, is a thermal insulator even when wet and can resist solar radiation effectively.  Alpaca fleece contains no lanolin making it naturally hypoallergenic.  Many people who are sensitive to wool find they can wear alpaca fiber without feeling irritation.  

 

There are 23 recognized natural colors which accept both natural land based and acid dyes.  

 

The advantages of alpaca fleece over synthetic fiber are:

 

  • won’t mat or pill

  • naturally waterproof

  • low static electricity

  • breathability

  • wicks moisture away from the body

  • warm when wet

  • naturally flame resistant, won’t melt

  • stain resistant

  • all natural and biodegradable

 

Alpaca fiber products are an affordable eco-friendly luxury that all can enjoy and afford.  

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