Wednesday, October 8, 2008

What is an alpaca?

Alpaca is a native camelid from the high Andes Mountains of South America. Domesticated for centuries by the Inca. Alpacas lives on the level heights of the andes of Ecuador, southern Peru, northern Bolivia, and northern Chile at an altitude of 3500 to 5000 meters above sea-level.

Alpaca fiber is a light-weight, soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. It is soft like cashmere and stronger than wool. This unique hollow core fiber is extremely light yet retains the ability to warm its wearer against even the harshest winter chills.

In "willka knitwear" we used it for produce sweater, coats, tops and accesories made by machine, hand knitting, crochet, etc.