Alpaca Socks – Is Content Important?
“Absolutely, the content of Alpaca Socks is crucial to the performance of the socks! “
Alpaca fiber is unique among all natural and synthetic fibers. It has developed over thousands of years to maintain the temperature control of alpacas in their natural environment of the Andes Mountains, which can be harsh and have extreme fluctuations in temperature, even on a daily basis.
The unique property of alpaca fiber is its hollow core. This core traps pockets of air which act as an insulator against cold and heat. This hollow core helps regulate the temperature of alpacas and of us, when we’re wearing alpaca clothing, and socks.
The hollow core also serves to “Wick” or remove moisture from our skin. Have you ever noticed that alpacas rarely choose to be inside? They prefer to be outside even in the midst of a snow or rainstorm. Their fiber keeps the moisture away from their skin and keeps them dry, toasty and warm, even during severe storms.