Alpaca wool is totally unique. You could almost say that it is a miracle of nature.
Its special thermal qualities make it particularly suitable for making winter garments. Alpaca wool retains heat five to six times better than "normal" sheep's wool.
How is this possible? Alpacas, which are neither llamas nor camels, live in the Peruvian Andes up to 5,000 metres above sea level.
To be able to live at those altitudes, their fleece, from which the renowned wool is obtained, has special heat transmission and retention qualities.
Apart from this, alpaca garments such as sweaters, jackets, coats and ponchos are appreciated in particular for their softness, which they maintain over the years.
Furthermore, alpaca fabric is very good at hugging the shape of your body.
An alpaca garment feels very pleasant against the skin.
Alpaca wool has another important quality: people who are allergic to conventional wool can wear alpaca wool clothing.
Alpaca wool does not contain any lanolin, also called wool grease. Alpaca wool clothing does not cause skin irritation. We can say with relative certainty that the wool of Peruvian alpacas does not cause skin allergies.