Alpacas FAQs


WHAT ARE ALPACAS?

Alpacas are members of the Camelid family and have a close resemblance to the lama. Alpacas are native to high latitudes in regions of the Andes mountain range in South America. They are soft, furry, friendly and can actually be trained! Visithttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/alpaca for more info.

ARE THE ALPACAS HARMED?

Not at all! They are simply sheared like sheep. Alpacas have been respected and cared for in a tradition that has lasted since the times of the Incas when only the royal families were permitted to own the fiber. Yes, it's that good!

DO THEY MISS THEIR FUR?

No! They appreciate the break. The Alpacas produce an abundance of fiber to resist harsh and cold winters high in the Andes mountains. In the spring, when the temperatures rise, they are happy to shed some pounds.

WHERE DOES YOUR ALPACA FIBER COME FROM?

Our Alpaca fiber comes from Peru where the Alpacas can be raised in their native habitat high in the Andes mountain range. Here, the high altitude and harsh winter climates drive the alpacas to produce the warmest and highest quality alpaca fiber.

WHY IS ALPACA SO SOFT?

Alpacas have been raised for centuries solely for their fur unlike the majority of other animals who are bred for work. This and the cold climates that they must endure have resulted in a material that is not only warm but soft as silk.