Alpaca wool has some wonderful qualities and as we analyze them you will see why we love this fibre and use Centurian. Among the reasons and a very important one for us is that alpaca wool is a fantastic insulator and yet helps regulate temperature in our pillows and duvets. Additionally it is obviously anti-allergenic so allergy sufferers won’t suffer with alpaca wool products. There are many other reasons too so please read on.
The fibre comes in 22 natural colors and can be blended to create an almost infinite number of pure colours. The fiber is strong and resilient and the strength does not diminish as it becomes finer.
Whilst alpaca wool may appear like sheeps wool it is warmer, not prickly and contains no lanolin which makes it hypoallergenic. Additionally it is water-repellent and is difficult to ignite. The wool from Huacaya alpacas is much more elastic and more suited to knitting whereas the wool from Suri alpacas is better for woven goods.
It does not tear easily, pill (form bobbles), or provide you static shocks. Products made from alpaca wool will last and so create a good long term investment. Additionally, it cleans easily.
There are many advantages from a producers and product manufacturers view also. After processing, alpaca fleece will create between 87 to 95 per cent clean fibre and wool between 43 to 76 percent. The wool can be scoured (cleaned of dirt ) more readily than sheep wool since there isn’t any lanolin. Sheep wool requires a large amount of water to wash it and hence why the sheep wool industry was established in areas with tons of water.
Often called the Fibre of the gods, Alpaca wool is extraordinary in all of its qualities. Its is called the most luxurious in the world, this rare fiber is lightweight and softer than cashmere, yet still permits you to keep your ideal body temperature, throughout the year. It’s a substance like no other; there are no known and retains many health benefits in addition to those for comfort.
Alpaca wool can be made into several products. The fashion designer Armani has used Suri alpaca wool to make mens and womens suits. It has some outstanding qualities and is getting more popular as consumers and manufacturers learn more about it.