LET’S TALK ABOUT ALPACA FUR …..
Posted on March 02 2016
Alpaca is an animal that brings us such an amazing fleece variety and yet few people know this animal has been a unique source of yarn for knitting and woven products for thousands of years!
Did you know that you could have astonishing fur coming from these friendly, noble and easy to breed animals
Actually, WITHOUT having to kill them in order to acquire a unique and stylish product?
Alpacas produce HUACAYO and SURI fleece. 90% of the world’s production comes from the Huacayo* because of its appearance which is more curly. Suri has a longer hair with a softer and luster look.
This time we will concentrate our capsule on the SURI’s fleece.
During the Incas time Suri Alpacas were considered a royal source since their breed was reserved for royalty.
Suri fur is the softest most luxurious fur that has been used for years from the South American Inca Empire up to the most sophisticated European fashion icon industries of today.
Its fleece is distinguished in these animals by a hairy cover, which moves freely and falls gracefully, giving them protection, smoothness and a softness look.
Believe me when you pass your fingers throughout this magnificent fiber or have the chance to own one of the end products made by ancient handmade techniques you are transported to a sensation that makes you desire more of it.
Suri fleece helps you adapt to harsh winter climates to refresh you in warmer ones when it gets in contact with human skin
AlpacaOI is proud to present and introduce this somehow unknown alternative to the home and garment industry.
Alpaca has been for decades the most high-end fiber and luxurious alternative !
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* Source Alpaca Ontario
Alpaca picture courtesy of BBC.com / Products picture courtesy of Alapcaoi.com