The Superior Fiber
The reason for Alpaca's outstanding performance qualities lies in history.
The ancient civilizations of Peru found themselves with the same concerns we face today:
How to create a clothing that would allow our population to thrive in high altitudes (4000 meters) and harsh weather?
The answer lay with Vicuña...
Vicuña is the wild progenitor of the Alpaca. A camelid species whose origin resided in the United States before going extinct millions of years ago. Vicuña thrive in the altitudes of the Andes mountains due to the unique composition of their fleece, protecting them from the cold.
The civilizations of Peru started domesticating these high-altitude wild animals to produce more of this prized fiber; over thousands of years they created the Alpaca.
Strong winds and heavy rains cover the rough terrain. At altitudes between 3500 and 4500 meters, the temperature can vary widely throughout the day. Harsh weather is relentless in the Peruvian Andes mountain range. Over millennium, the alpaca thrived in this environment.
Alpacas developed the finest and best designed fleece against these conditions, creating the highest performing fiber in the world...
It is this long history of precise breeding in the unforgiving environment of the vast Andes mountain range that makes Alpaca fiber so unique in the world.
Among its unique qualities, what sets Alpaca fiber apart from the rest are its microscopic pockets and smooth scales. These pockets insulate better than normal fibers while being of lighter weight. The smoother scales allow for soft touch while repelling water away and maintaining dryness.