Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It is light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpaca is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite.
Huacaya, an alpaca that grows soft spongy fiber, has natural crimp, thus making a naturally elastic yarn well-suited for knitting.
Suri has no crimp and thus is a better fit for woven goods. The designer Armani has used Suri alpaca to fashion men's and women's suits.
Alpaca fleece is made into various products, from very simple and inexpensive garments made by the indigenous communities to sophisticated, industrially made and expensive products such as suits.
We currently sell all the fibre and wool we produce in its raw, unprocessed state by the kilo. However we now have the investment in place to purchase our own fibre processing machinery with plans to sell all our fibre and wool products directly from this website and at local farmers markets.
We currently have a planning application registered with Sevenoaks Council for a redesigned barn that will house our precious equipment as well as provide a refuge for our animals in severe weather or for birthing.
Watch this space!