Alpaca

Alpaca

Alpaca

The alpacas are one of the most beautiful South American camelids. Related to the llamas, guanacos and vicuñas, the alpacas have been valued for its fiber since the pre-inca time due to the properties and the quality of your hair.

The alpacas are bred in altitudes that range from 3.500 meters to more than 4.500 meters above sea level, where they naturally can withstand temperatures ranging from -20ºC to 30ºC in a single day, surviving with a special low protein diet based on natural pastures

The alpaca is a silky, soft and durable fiber that has unique thermal properties due to the microscopic air bags inside. These microscopic bags allow the animal to breathe through the fibers in warm days, and in the same way retain body heat at low temperatures. It is also a non-flammable and elastic fiber

Alpaca fiber is measured in Microns

Classification

Symbol

Microns

Baby

BI

17 to 23

Super Fine

FS

23,1 to 26,5

Super Fine – Medium

FSM

26,5 to 29

Huariza

HZ

29,1 to 31,5

Thick

AG

More than 31,5

The Baby alpaca is the fiber that is obtained for the first time of a young animal and is the most valuable and esteemed of all.

Nature has been great with the alpaca and has equipped its wool with features that make it unique. The secret of the fibers of Alpaca lies in its structure. It absorbs moisture and allows the skin to breathe making her feel cool in summer and helping to conserve heat during the winter.

 

Properties of Alpaca fiber:

  • The presence of microscopic interior air bags make possible to create high-value thermal and light garments .
  • Strong and resistant
  • Stands out for its high breathability
  • Its elasticity allows the Alpaca to keep its shape without stretching and helps to its durability
  • Lightness
  • Soft and delicate to the touch due to its fiber cellular structure
  • It has a natural shine, which gives the garments a great visual appearance

 

Care instructions

  • They must be dry cleaned or hand washed with cold or chilled water, using only neutral soap.
  • Do not rub or twist.
  • Dry the items horizontally. Due to the natural curl in the alpaca wool your garments will retain their shape and colors.
  • It is preferable not to iron it, although if necessary use only a warm iron and never directly on top of the garment.
  • Make sure your garments are completely dry before putting it away. Fold them and keep them always carefully to avoid wrinkles.

 

Fox & del Olmo

 

With the passion for things well done; born with a clear vocation of offering clothing and accessories of distinguished quality, which transfers the buyer the security of acquiring something special.

Our conviction about the specialty of clothing made with authentic BABY ALPACA fiber, bred in the Bolivian altiplano, it produces the illusion of offering our customers to enjoy their qualities and distinction.

Our products offer a fascinating combination of elegance and style; which, together with its excellent quality, make them unique.