Alpaca wool

Among the different types of Alpaca fibres, BellePaga has chosen to enhance the fine, soft and silky nature of Baby Alpaca.

Alpaca wool comes from the annual shearing of the animal with the same name. We obtain a fiber between only 12 and 32 microns. It is the most prestigious natural fibre in the world because it has a large number of unique properties.

Indeed, Alpaca wool stands out clearly by its insulating power which is 7 times higher than that of sheep's wool, and its unequalled softness which is close to that of cashmere wool. This wool therefore protects you much better from the cold, gently, without ever making you sweat thanks to its thermoregulatory properties.

It is also incredibly light, pleasant to wear, and respects the most sensitive skin. These are the reasons why NASA equipped its astronauts with clothing in this wool at the beginning of the space conquest.

It is an ideal wool to wear in winter, in the half season, or to go hiking, winter sports,.....

Alpaca wool has a high resistance, and does not pilling. This allows you to extend the life of your clothes and accessories. You can keep them in good condition much longer.

All items in our online shop allow you to enjoy all these benefits!

You will find below, the list of the main advantages to know of this wool. Click on each of them below to discover them.
Alpaca wool is a hollow fibre that has an exceptional thermal insulating power that is 7 times higher than sheep's wool!

This wool protects you much better from the cold and allows you to reduce the thickness and weight of the layers of clothing necessary for your comfort.

It is never too hot as it is thermoregulatory, and therefore provides you with the necessary warmth, without making you sweat.

Alpaca wool is very famous for its softness. It is soft and provides you with a new experience of comfort.

Baby Alpaca is an even softer and silkier kind like silk. It is so comfortable that it can be worn on the skin, even by people with the most sensitive skin.

Alpacas are the animals that experience the greatest temperature variations, ranging from -25 to 30°C in the same day. To adapt to this, it has developed a natural fibre with exceptional thermoregulatory properties.

Thus, this fibre allows moisture to escape from your skin very well, unlike sheep's wool for example. Alpaca wool allows you to make sure you are always warm, without ever sweating. Alpaca wool is extremely resistant unlike other noble wools such as cashmere. This way you avoid seeing your belongings deform, wear and tear with rubbing and cleaning, or pilling. It is 4 times more resistant than sheep's wool.  This way, you can keep your belongings much longer.

Alpaca wool is the only wool that does not emit any odours when it is wet!

Alpaca is the animal that produces the greatest diversity of natural colours for its wool. There are more than 200 of them listed worldwide, and 22 of them are officially listed. This great diversity of colours ranges from off-white to dark brown, thus avoiding artificial dyes.

Unlike all other wools, alpaca wool does not contain lanolin. The latter is the allergen to which a significant number of people are sensitive.
It therefore allows you to fully enjoy its benefits without any fear

Ideal also for the respect of baby's skin.

Alpaca is a hollow fiber between only 12 and 32 microns. This makes it much lighter and more comfortable to wear.

In addition, its high thermal insulating power allows you to wear light and pleasant clothing while protecting yourself perfectly from the cold.

Alpaca is a very elastic fibre that allows our clothes and accessories to be particularly comfortable by perfectly conforming to the shape of your body.

Alpaca wool is the only wool that does not pilling, even after several cleanings. This saves you the frustration of seeing your clothes quickly lose their original appearance.

This keeps your belongings in perfect condition much longer.

Unlike the vast majority of synthetic fibres and some natural fibres, Alpaca is a material that does not ignite (only in direct and prolonged contact with fire) and will therefore protect you much better if you are exposed to extreme heat (cigarette ash, fire,...).

Alpaca is an animal that emits very few greenhouse gases. Moreover, to feed itself, it does not uproot the various plants (unlike goats). The vegetation can then grow back and feed them again. It thus has a very low impact on ecology.

Finally, its wool does not require any chemical treatment or dyeing, which helps to preserve the environment.

Alpaca, Baby Alpaca & Royal Alpaca

Alpaca is mowed once a year. The first mowing will produce between 1.5 to 2 kg of "Baby Alpaca" fibre, while the later mowings will produce up to 3 kg of "Alpaca" fibre.

Alpaca fibre is classified according to its diameter: Alpaca, Baby Alpaca and Royal Alpaca.

The diameter of the "Alpaca" fibre is 23.1 - 26.5 microns, that of the "Baby Alpaca" is about 14 - 23 microns while that of the "Royal Alpaca" is the result of the selection of the best and finest Baby Alpaca fibres whose diameter can fall to 12 microns.

By way of comparison, the diameter of a hair is about 60 microns.
The Alpacas that produce this fibre evolve freely, raised in their natural habitat where they can feed in complete peace of mind. The fur articles we offer you come from animals that have died of natural causes.