It’s easy to see why we so quickly fell in love with this gorgeous textile and why it was one reserved only for Inca royalty!
And it only gets better as we’ve built a sustainable partnership with a beautiful group of WFTO certified fair trade weavers in the mountains of Huancavelica, Peru.
1 / BABY ALPACA IS NATURALLY HYPOALLERGENIC
Because baby alpaca isn’t coated in lanolin or other oils, it attracts and holds less dust, allergens and bacteria, making it the ideal choice for people with allergies or sensitive skin.
2 / BABY ALPACA IS WARMER THAN WOOL
Baby alpaca is naturally up to seven times warmer than wool! How is this possible?! Because alpaca fibres contain hollow space which not only makes them much more lightweight than wool but also increases thermal capacity to trap in heat.
3 / BABY ALPACA IS COOL IN SUMMER
I know, it doesn’t quite sound right – wool in Summer but just hear us out! Baby alpaca keeps heat both in AND out which means while it retains heat in Winter, it also protects you from direct sunlight and prevents overheating. It truly is a wonder.
4 / BABY ALPACA IS NATURAL, SUSTAINABLE AND ECO-FRIENDLY
It’s obvious that we love (almost) anything that sits lightly on the earth and unlike their counterparts (sheep and camels, we’re looking at you), alpacas have soft pads over their hooves and a mobile upper lip that allows it to walk on and graze the grass without actually damaging it. It’s also a renewable and 100% biodegradable resource!
5 / BABY ALPACA IS STRONG AND DURABLE
Baby alpaca is one of the most durable fibres on the market which comes as quite a surprise given how buttery soft and lightweight it feels. You won’t see it felting or piling (ahem… cashmere) and will last for years and years if cared for properly! It’s also naturally water resistant so doesn’t stain easily.
6 / BABY ALPACA IS SOFT AS BUTTER
If your body has never had the pleasure of wrapping itself in this cloud like fabric, you are truly missing out on your best life. Alpaca in general is gorgeously soft however we’ve stepped it up a notch and use only baby alpaca throughout our textiles. Baby alpaca (textile) is not at all shorn from baby alpacas (animals) but is actually the first shearing of the animal. As the alpaca is shorn across time, it grows back a little bit courser each time. Did we hear you ask what makes it so soft? Well, that would be the smooth, extra thin fibers coming in at a tiny 20 micrometers.