We are currently living in a period of great cold. Small moments by the fire with a plaid and a cup of coffee or tea are very much in demand. However, we must continue to go out and face the cold. Our reflex is to dress warmly so that we don't feel the cold. We then go into our cupboards and take out our woolen hats, gloves and scarves. It can however happen that our wool scarf is not necessarily warm*. In this case, it is important to look at the components of our scarf. Indeed, we find in the composition of the scarves many different wools according to the animal from which they come. However, alpaca wool is the most luxurious wool in the world. This fiber has a lot of important qualities to take into account if you wish to get a quality scarf. You should therefore turn to scarves made of alpaca wool if your scarf is not warm enough. BellePaga is there to meet your needs and offer you the best alpaca wool items.
*Explanations: wool is qualified as a good thermal insulator. It is a keratinic protein that traps nearly 80% of air. This allows the body to keep its temperature but does not necessarily allow it to warm up.
The different wools
Wool guarantees the impermeability of the skin of many living beings. This fiber generally comes from sheep. However, each breed of woolly animal gives a wool with very different properties.
First of all, there are the goats of Tibet (or Angora) which give a light wool which ensures a good thermal regulation. This wool however makes it possible to obtain scarves which have a tendency to scratch. This is the mohair wool.
Then, the albino rabbit or angora rabbit as well as the angora sheep have a silky coat. Their wool is however little used in the composition of scarves. This wool is called angora.
There is also the cashmere goat which has long and very silky hair but which gives only 150 g of wool per year. The alpaca produces up to 3 kg of wool per year. 150 grams corresponds to the average wool obtained per year from sheep. Cashmere is very soft and does not itch.
Merino wool comes from the merino sheep. This wool is mainly sought after for its fineness and whiteness.
Finally, the llama, alpaca, hat ... produce alpaca wool. It is a wool that can be described as soft, high quality, warm and resistant. This wool is one of the finest and most luxurious in the world. It does not pilling, does not flare and does not itch.
There are labels for wool. For example, Woolmark certified wool guarantees that it comes from the shearing of healthy, living animals. The "virgin wool" label designates a blend with a maximum of 7% of other fibres. The "pure wool" label should encourage vigilance because it is a recycled wool of lesser quality. The quality of the wool also varies according to the place of the body of the animal from which the fleece is taken. It is therefore important to pay attention to these labels when you buy a wool scarf!
How is wool maintained?
If your scarf is made of sheep's wool, you must be very careful about washing the scarf. Indeed, abrupt changes in temperature should be avoided because wool is a deformable fiber. The scarf could then shrink or expand. It is also a very fragile fiber when wet. It must therefore be handled with care. Alpaca wool, unlike sheep wool, is a fiber that is much more resistant to many washes. It is 4 times more resistant and has a thermal insulating power 7 times more than sheep wool. Alpaca wool is the finest wool that exists. Its average diameter is 12 to 30 microns (1 micron = 1/1000 millimeters) while the diameter of sheep wool is 20 to 80 microns. This allows you to feel light and warm when you wear it. It is also hypoallergenic. We can therefore say that this fiber has many advantages. It is not for nothing that alpaca wool is qualified as the wool of the gods!
It is also important to mention that BellePaga has chosen to use baby alpaca to make its quality items. Baby alpaca does not correspond to the shearing of the alpaca's little ones as one might think. It is a fiber of the alpaca's hair which represents the softest part of the alpaca's hair. The scarves made from 100% baby alpaca wool present on our site are therefore softer than other scarves made from sheep wool.
Wool, the ideal component to knit your own scarf. What is the reason for this?
Wool has many advantages:
- It is 100% natural because it is formed on the skin of animals.
- This fiber is very resistant and naturally elastic. It can therefore adjust to all morphologies and then return to its original shape.
- It is antistatic.
- This material lets the skin breathe and absorbs perspiration.
- It prevents the proliferation of bacteria.
- Wool clothing keeps its suppleness and color for several years.
- This fiber is also a biodegradable and renewable raw material.
If you like to knit your own items, you can also design your own scarf. You will find on our site a range of wool balls
available in different colors. These are made of alpaca wool so they are even more qualitative than sheep wool balls.
Alpaca wool scarves from BellePaga
You can find our trendy alpaca wool scarves on our website. We offer various models of scarves so that everyone, man or woman, can find what they are looking for. You can find at BellePaga sober color scarves but also colorful scarves, lined and squared. These will bring you well-being, warmth and comfort when you need it the most.
BellePaga has strong values. The brand places durability, ethics and morality at the center of its concerns. Indeed, the baby alpaca wool scarves are made by local producers in Peru, who have a great traditional know-how. The artisanal breeders of Peru and Bolivia ensure that the alpaca is raised and can evolve freely in its natural habitat, the Andes Cordillera, at over 4000 meters above sea level. The alpacas live without a fence and a snare. The fiber comes from their spring shearing which is done only once a year. Since alpaca shearing provides much more wool than sheep shearing (3 kg compared to 150 gr), we can make more baby alpaca wool products. Our goal: to offer quality items for your comfort while respecting our fetish animal, our beautiful alpaca.
In addition to respecting the animal to provide you with high quality woolen scarves, BellePaga is a committed brand that ensures that the environment is not impacted. Indeed, the alpaca is an animal that has a low impact on the environment! Alpaca fiber requires no chemical treatment, bleaching or dyeing. The alpaca does not pull out the root of the grass when it grazes, it simply cuts it. Alpaca also has small pads that allow the preservation of the soil and the environment. Alpaca fiber does not contain lanolin, a fatty and sometimes allergenic substance.
In addition, the scarves you buy at BellePaga are presented in environmentally friendly packaging. Each year, the brand commits to donate 5% of its profits to support an environmental protection association.
BellePaga offers a wide range of elegant clothing and accessories. You can find the brand's flagship accessory: pairs of socks. You can be sure that you will find a sock to fit your feet. In fact, we have all kinds of socks: from plain and simple plain socks, through colorful and plain socks, to colorful and colorful socks.
Don't wait any longer, visit our website www.bellepaga.com and order your favorite items to fight the cold!