Warmer and Stronger
Alpaca fiber is warmer and stronger than wool, and so resistant to saturation that it’s nearly water-repellant. It’s also free of the lanolin that is present in wool, making it hypoallergenic. Lighter shades of the fleece also take dyes beautifully, making it invaluable to our designers when they want to bring a vibrant sweater design to life.
Andes Naturals is founded upon more than 44 years of respect for Peruvian people, animals, landscapes, and culture. All of our shearing processes follow the protocol of “The Technical Norms for Shearing and Handling Alpaca Fiber Fleece” approved by the Peruvian Ministry of Production, which enforces a humane treatment of these gentle creatures.