Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. it is light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. it is a very soft, durable, luxurious, and silky naturalfiber. While similar to sheep's wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.
Alpaca is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite. Suri Alpaca's fiber has no crimp, thus it is a better fit for woven goods.
There are two types of Alpaca: Huacaya and Suri. Huacaya produce a dense, soft, crimpy sheep-like fiber. Suris, prized for their longer and silkier fibers, thought to be rarer, most likely because the breed was reserved for royalty during incan times. Both breeds are successfully raised in more extreme climates.
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