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Why is Alpaca considered a sustainable fiber?

Few people know that alpaca is in fact considered a sustainable fiber. What do we mean by that? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, alpaca is a sustainable fiber because alpacas coexist harmoniously in their natural habitat. They do not destroy the ecosystem of the natural grasslands where they live, but rather have a symbiotic relationship with the places they inhabit in the Andes.  How does this happen? Well, alpaca herds are easy on the land, because alpaca’s feet have a soft pad similar to a dog. Thanks to that, they do not disturb grass root systems of the swampy areas they inhabit. Alpacas eat the grass that grows at high altitudes. When they do so, they trap the...

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