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GENUINE ALPACA PRODUCTS MADE IN PERU
These products combine alpaca with wool for a fabric that's up to five times warmer than sheep wool

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Alpacas

Compare Alpaca to Cashmere

Goat
  Alpaca Cashmere Why?
Source - Exclusivity
Alpaca - Rare
Goat - Common
China mass produces over 67% of all cashmere products.  Most of our alpaca products are crafted by small artisan shops in Peru.
Thermal Insulation
Excellent
Moderate
Alpaca fiber is very fine... between 16 and 30 microns, and has a unique hollow insulating core.
Fiber Strength
Excellent
Moderate
Alpaca fiber is very strong resulting in more durable apparel.
Comfort
Excellent
Excellent
Both fibers are very comfortable due to the low micron count.
Water Absorption
Excellent
Excellent
Both fibers are water resistant as compared with other natural fibers.
Wear Resistance
Excellent
Moderate
Cashmere is much more prone to 'pilling' due to its short length and delicate structure.
Wrinkle Resistance
Excellent
Moderate
Alpaca is much more resistant making this material excellent for travel wear.
Stretch Resistance
Excellent
Poor
Cashmere easily stretches and often 'clings' to you.

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