Among all the products that can represent Peru alpaca fiber is one of the most emblematics. Do you want to know what makes it so important? To immerse you in the extraordinary world of this noble fiber, we have prepared this information that will help you to understand what is the importance that nature has for it.
Much of its virtues begins with knowing that alpaca fiber is a protein-based hair, which has managed to stand out thanks to being an ecological fiber good for the environment and being a resource 100% developed by nature. This fiber, in addition to being healthy and hygienic, provides natural ventilation, separates heat thanks to its microscopic pockets and provides well-being to producers and consumers. On the other hand, it is part of what we call a “biodegradable” fiber. When it is discarded, it does not leave any traces in the environment within a relatively short period compared to other man-made fibers. These man-made fibers take much longer to decompose and have a much greater negative impact on nature.
Alpaca fiber is such a dazzling material that, thanks to its versatility, it can be converted into beautiful garments that characterize the ancient textile art executed in Peru like sweaters, skirts, coats and accessories such as scarves, chullos and a variety of crafted goods like rugs. These fibers do not break, stain, fray or create static. There are three types of alpaca fiber: Fleece, Baby Alpaca and Royal Alpaca, that come in fifteen tones all 100% natural. Combined with Peruvian creativity, it is no surprise that your heart will melt.
If someone asks me: Do you prefer to look good or take care of the environment? I can respond that there is no need to choose one option when you can choose both. You can look good and do good to the environment. That is why today the most demanding customers have already verified that alpaca fiber has much value thanks to its natural characteristics. Do not forget that the geographical location, climate conditions and the protein diet have allowed for alpacas to develop the growth of hair that is very resistant, fine and good for health.
Based on all the information presented, we can show that this noble fiber is the result of a long process of adaptation to the environment where these camelids live. They have developed over hundreds of years a special protection for them and us. Alpaca fiber represents one of the main sources of wealth and identity of all Peruvians and we should be proud of it. Remember that pollution is an ongoing process and its effects are already visible throughout Peru and the world. However, we can still contribute our share by investigating and informing ourselves of what is best for our environment and nature.