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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Benefits of Alpaca Fiber

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Alpaca Fiber is:
•Lighter than sheep's wool. Garments are lighter and more comfortable.
•Warmer than sheep's wool. The hollow shaft actss an insulator to hold in body heat.
•Hypoalergenic. The hair structure does not have barbs that can prick your skin.
•Not covered in lanolyn that must be chemically removed during processing. Any remaining lanolyn gives the item an odor.
•Does not absorb moisture so your skin stays dry.
•7 times stronger that sheep's wool. Products can last for years.
•Resists piling and abrading. Products look good after lots of use.

Sources:
1. Gaston Textile College, NC 2009.
2. Alpaca Blanket Project, 2012.