The Alpaca fibre comes from the alpaca, a camelid living mainly at altitudes of 3000-4000 metres in South America and having very ancient origins, as it is one of the first species domesticated by man.
Baby Alpaca is known in the world of high fashion clothing as an elegant and highly prized fibre thanks to its amazing softness to the touch and thermal properties.
During the Ancient Incas Empire, due to its rarity and preciousness, it was reserved for the exclusive use of the imperial families.
Baby Alpaca is considered to be a noble fibre thanks to the particular properties and characteristics that distinguish it from other textile fibres available in nature.
Thanks to the fineness of the fibre (22.5 microns) the finished garment is extremely soft, comparable to cashmere. The particular structure of the fibre acts like thermal insulator, protecting the body from cold weather and helping maintain body heat and humidity. Garments made of Baby Alpaca are therefore comfortable both at low and high temperature.
The Baby Alpaca fibre occurs naturally in 22 colour variations, ranging from white to black, through shades of beige and dark brown, which can be blended to achieve additional beautiful colour nuances.
Baby Alpaca is a very strong fibre, resulting in resistant yarn and durable garments. As compared to other fibres such as wool and other luxury fibres, Baby Alpaca is also less subject to pilling and felting. Baby Alpaca does not contain lanolin (the natural oily substance found in wool), resulting in the hypoallergenic nature of this fibre, which does not hold dust and does not cause allergic skin reactions.
A high content of Baby Alpaca in our yarns contributes to the uniqueness of our product, and it aims at maintaining in the finished garment all the amazing properties of a fibre that seems to combine the best features of luxury fibres: the softness and lightness of cashmere, the luster of mohair, the silky texture of angora and the resistance of the best merino wool in the market.