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Alpacas are native of South America. Peru is mostly famous for these gracious animals. Usually alpacas live on Andes mountain range, grazing at elevations of 3000-4000 m.
Alpacas wool has been utilized for thousands of years. Baby alpaca wool has been considered a luxury and it was once reserved only for Inca royalty.
Baby alpaca wool comes from the underside of the neck, where the fleece is finest and softest. Only a fleece that is sheared when the alpacas are one-year-old is classified as baby alpaca wool.
What are qualities of baby alpaca wool?
Alpaca wool is as luxurious as cashmere but softer and stronger. It is lighter and warmer than sheep’s wool.
Baby alpaca fibre is exceptionally fine, almost reaching the fineness of cashmere, but alpaca wool is both stronger and softer.
The warmth of baby alpaca wool is insured by the fact that its fibre is hollow. So it serves as an insulator to keep warm air in.
Alpaca wool is ideal for babies or sensitive skins. It has no lanolin – that’s why it is hypoallergenic and is a perfect solution for children and allergy-prone adults. It does not produce a ‘prickle effect’ associated with ordinary wools.
Gotland sheep breed is native to the Faroe Islands in Denmark. This historic breed tells a long story of Viking traders, island settlements, long and cold winters. Traditionally the color of the Gotland sheep even varies from year to year, depending on the grass they graze on.
Gotland sheep provide us with truly unique wool that has a special silvery quality. The fleece of Gotland sheep has one of the most lustrous and silky fibers in the world that will perfectly protect you from cold.
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