Alpacas (lama pacos) are one of the most beautiful South American camelids.There are two species of Alpaca: the Huacayo and Suri.
Related to the Llamas and Vicuñas, the Alpaca has been valued for its fibre since pre-Incan times due to the properties and quality of its hair.
Alpaca is a soft, silky and durable fibre with unique thermal properties due to microscopic air bubbles found inside the hair. These bubbles allow the user to “breathe” through the fibres on hot days and in much the same way, to retain body heat in cold climates. It is also elastic and not inflammable.
The South American camelids live mainly in the Peruvian Andes and their breeding constitutes an economic activity of great importance for a large sector of the population in the Peruvian highlands who dedicate their time and resources to the breeding and management of Vicuñas, Alpacas and Llamas, while other sectors of the same population benefit from this activity indirectly.
The Natural, Fusion and Rustic Collections include classic and fantasy yarns in pure Alpaca as well as blends with silk, fine wools such as merino, linen, tencel, polyamides and acrylics, among others.
Our aim is to change fashion for style, and by style we mean by providing garments of the highest quality, unique and luxurious.
The habitat of the Alpaca
The Alpaca is indigenous to the Peruvian Andes, where they have been domesticated ever since the time of pre-Incan cultures. There are estimated to be approximately more than 4 million Alpaca in South America, 95% of which can be found in the regions of Southern Peru.
Alpacas are bred at altitudes which vary between 3,500 and 4,500 metres above sea level, where temperatures can range from anywhere between -20°C and 30°C in a single day, surviving on a low protein diet based on natural grasses.
ALPACA CLOTHING MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Alpaca fibre is produced in around de 15 natural shades, which makes it an attractive option for designers around the world. The versatility of Alpaca fibre allows it to be readily transformed into all kinds of knitted garments, accessories or handcrafted products, either by machine or by hand.
WHY CHOOSE OUR ALPACA DESIGNS?
Our passion for providing the very best in client service has allowed us to offer a wide variety of classical and fashionable garments. Every season we are renewing our cards with more items which we hope will be of great help and inspiration.