Our Baby Alpaca
OUR BABY ALPACA
All of our baby alpaca wool is sourced from small farmers in Peru. There are more than one million small alpaca farmers in the central Andes of South America and the Alpacas are an important pillar of the livelihood and Peruvian cultural identity. This Fibre to Finish model is a traditional way of working for their communities and keeping this sustainable and responsible approach alive.
Fibre to Finish means that the entire production process is completed in the same community in a vertical integrated model to reduce transportation, co2 emissions and protect artisan skills of the Peruvian community.
Baby Alpaca is an excellent insulator for heat and cold, with high performance and durability whilst remaining incredibly soft to touch making it a remarkable fabric choice for a decadent scarf to elevate your everyday.
WHY WE LOVE BABY ALPACA
Baby Alpaca is a natural fibre that is excellent at wicking moisture away from the skin making it exceptionally comfortable to wear and incredible soft to touch.
Small air spaces between the fibres make it warm without weight, providing insulation and airflow to allow the skin to breath whilst feeling sumptuous against your skin.
This ENCHANTING fibre will not disappoint
Despite its name baby alpaca wool does not come from baby alpacas but is a reference to the grade of the alpaca wool. Baby alpaca fibres come from the neck chest of adult alpacas and are finer than regular alpacas. As a natural fabric, it can also be reunited with the earth, or recycled with ease
WHY IS ALPACA A SUSTAINABLE FIBRE?
Alpacas are a gentle land creature that do not damage the land when grazing. They eat the tops of grasses and other plants and do not rip them out from their roots like other grazers resulting in less disturbance and faster regrowth. Their feet have soft pads that do not damage the land with hoofs, in contrast to goats or sheep which can lead to desertification of the land.
The variation of natural colours allow for undyed colour options and the low grease content of their fibres allows for less water to be used in the cleaning process than other grazers, resulting in less pollution and less chemical usage. Alpaca fibres have a grease content as low as 2.8% to 3.9% with sheep grease content being as high as 9.5% to 27%.
Alpacas do not use land or water destined for food production as their natural habitation is 3800 meters above sea level. This land is not suitable for agriculture and results in alpaca being more sustainable than vegetable fibres like cotton.
This ENCHANTING fibre will not disappoint.