Indigenous to the Andes Mountains of South America, Alpacas were first imported to the United States in 1984.
“Alpacas have become the darlings
of American animal lovers! “
Because alpacas have adapted to living at a very high altitude in the Andes, where it can get very cold, they have evolved to produce a warm, soft and luxurious fiber that is an absolute pleasure to wear.
Alpaca fiber is a renewable resource that grows yearly.
Alpacas are sheared annually and produce 4 to 6 pounds of one of the world’s most luxurious fibers. Soft as silk and warmer, lighter and stronger than wool, it comes in 22 colors, more than any other fiber producing animal. Spinners and weavers around the world now enjoy this luxurious fleece, once reserved for Incan royalty.