Alpacas are a species of camel, that originate from South America whose wool was once prized by Inca Royalty for its unique strength, lustre and softness.
Alpaca wool is lanolin free and hypo-allergenic which when combined with it’s uniquely soft properties makes it ideally suited for use in baby clothing. Alpaca hairs also contain a naturally occurring resin that gives the garments a resistance to staining, wrinkling, and water.
The Baby Alpaca offers a highly refined alternative thanks to its (ecologic features) and to the (knowhow ) going back thousands of years of artisans from the Andes.
The so-called “fibre of the Gods” is distinguished by its extraordinary softness which enables the most sensitive skins to wear a totally natural garment. Other features: it features an exeptional heat control and keeps the body temperature constant.
It is a strong thermal insulator because its cellular structure contains microscopic air cushions that make the fibre warmer and lighter than other natural fibres like merino wool.
Its feather-bed effect enables transpiration and ventilation, avoiding absorption of humidity. The garments still appear “as new” after prolonged use because of the exceptioanl resistance of this fibre.
Baby Alpaca is the most refined wool of the Alpaca variety and it is considered, together with cashmere, one of the most prestigious natural fibres in the world.