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3 Myths About Alpaca Wool

Alpaca wool has become popular in recent years. We are starting to see that alpaca products are being offered by many big brands, several independent designers, and small retailers. Alpaca, however, is much less known than wool and cashmere to many. Some people prefer not to buy alpaca products, because they have heard some myths about alpaca that make it very undesirable. In this post, I want to tackle 3 of these myths about alpaca wool or fleece that may help bring out the truth about them, so that you, as a customer, are better informed about alpaca and its benefits. Hopefully, this will help you make educated decisions about your purchases, especially now that the cooler months are ahead...

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Does Baby Alpaca come from Alpaca Babies?

Times have changed a lot since I started in the alpaca business in 2003. Back then, alpaca wasn’t as popular as it is now in the US, Europe, and Asia. It seems that 16 years later, consumers are much more knowledgeable about alpacas and alpaca products, but the question still pops up frequently: Does the Baby Alpaca used to make our garments and bedding come from Alpaca Babies? Sometimes, when people ask this question, they do it in a reproaching manner which shows what they are thinking: “are your products made with fiber that comes from killing baby alpacas???” Well, the answer is NO. But let me explain. When the technical term “baby alpaca” was first used many decades ago,...

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