Contrary to what you may think, the term "Baby Alpaca" does not refer to the shearing of Alpaca babies.
Alpaca wool, also known as "Gods' wool", comes from South American camelids. The fineness of the hair of these animals is highly sought after by humans. Alpaca fibre is internationally known and presented as the finest and most luxurious in the world. It has many virtues such as resistance (4 times more resistant than sheep), softness, warmth (7 times hotter than sheep's wool), waterproofing and is a hypoallergenic fibre.
Fiber is measured in microns (fiber thickness). There are 5 categories of classification:
- 18 microns
Royal baby Alpaga
18 to 22 microns
22,1 to 26,9 microns
27 to 29,9 microns
+ 18 microns
Baby Alpaca" therefore corresponds to the Alpaca fibre which is between 18 and 22 microns. It is a very fine fibre that represents the softest part of Alpaca's hair.
During the annual shearing, Alpacas produce between 2.5 and 4.5kg of fibre which is then transformed by local producers into very high quality clothing.
Baby Alpaca is often compared to silk for the softness and comfort of the fibres but is softer and warmer. It is soft and provides you with a new experience of comfort. It is for these reasons that we mainly deal with the quality "Baby Alpaca" in order to offer a quality selection to our customers.