PROPERTIES OF THE ALPACA FIBER:

 
Alpaca fiber has the property of being naturally hypoallergenic, that is, it has a low risk of producing allergic reactions because it does not contain lanolin, an oil that is commonly found in other natural wool and that needs to be washed with strong chemical detergents before be processed.

                                             
 
The microscopic scales of alpaca wool are shorter than sheep wool ones of the same fineness and results in bacteria and other agents that cause odors having less space to hide, producing that the natural smell of wool Alpaca is antimicrobial and resistant.


                                          



 
The thermal property of the structure that has the alpaca fiber has an insulating behavior, this is very beneficial since it can be used in different climatic conditions.



             
It has resistance to smell, although a person transpires copiously the alpaca garment does not transmit the smell of the body to the outside of the clothes.
 



                                                                                      


Naturally, it is resistant to abrasion and pilling (sphere formation), this is very beneficial since it allows the garment to have a long time of use.


                                                                                                         


The structure of the alpaca wool fiber makes it very soft to the touch, in addition to having an excellent appearance, fall and natural shine.

                                               
 


DIFFERENT QUALITIES OF THE ALPACA FIBER:


The fibers are classified manually depending on the fineness in the following qualities:
-          Royal baby alpaca: <19 micrones
-          Baby alpaca: 22.5 micrones
-          Super Fine Alpaca: 25.5 micrones
-          Huarizo: 29 micrones
-          Thick: 32 micrones
-          Mixtures: >32 micrones