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alpaca fiber vs. other materials


alpaca

the warmest

eco-friendly fiber; no lanolin oil so no harsh washing chemicals 

eco-friendly animal;  grazing, digestion

hypoallergenic (if you are alergic to wool, you may not be alergic to alpaca)

high quality; it won't pill, it will look new forever and it will last a lifetime

shiny, soft and snuggly

scarcity; our alpaca comes all the way from the Peruvian andes

 

wool (sheep)

less insulating so not as warm as alpaca

itchier and pricklier than alpaca 

less durable than alpaca; it just might fall apart

lower quality than alpaca; it just might pill

 

cashmere (goat)

it is indeed soft  but...

known to pill, stretch, cling, wrinkle

contribute to ecological degradation