Alpacas are gentle animals raised primarily for their soft luxurious fiber. Their valuable fleece is harvested annually. Alpacas are sheared much like sheep. The fiber grows back by the time cool weather comes again. Alpaca are native to the high Andes Mountains of South America. Domesticated for centuries, their precious fleece was worn only by royalty.
The alpaca produce over twenty natural shades of a fiber that is soft like cashmere and stronger than wool. Alpaca fiber has a hollow core that gives it incredible thermal properties. Most people who have wool based allergies will not be allergic to alpaca. Alpaca doesn't contain lanolin found in wool (lanolin holds dust and microscopic allergens that often create allergies associated to wool). Alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic. That means that people with that are sensitive to wool can wear it. Alpaca is a hypoallergenic natural fiber with the touch of cashmere and the strength of modern synthetics. Imagine wrapping yourself in this affordable luxury every day.
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