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Alpaca Fiber Facts
FACT: Alpaca is ligher than sheep's wool, so you don't have to hae a product that is heavy and bulky.
FACT: Alpaca is 7% stronger than sheep's wool, for a product that can last for years!*
FACT: Alpaca is warmer than sheep's wool because its fibers have hollow cores, like polar bear fur, which acts like an insulator by holding in your natural body heat.
FACT: Alpaca is hypoallergenic, because the hairs do not have the sharp barbs of sheep's wool that can prick and introduce allergins to the skin.
FACT: Alpaca fiber does not contain lanolin, so it doesn't have to be chemically treated during processing.
FACT: Alpaca naturally will not absorb moisture, making products essential for extreme activities.*
FACT: Alpaca resists piling and abrading, for products that will endure for years.*
*As certified by Gaston Textile College, NC, 2009
Information provided by The Alpaca Blanket Project.