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Alpaca fiber has a cellular structure similar to hair.  This valuable fiber is prized by the modern textile industry around the world.  In particular, alpaca fiber is in high demand in  Britain, Europe and Japan for its fineness and silky feel.

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Alpaca fleece comes in 22 natural colors and sells for approximately $5.00 an oz.  Annual fiber yield is about 5 to 10 lbs. per alpaca.  Alpaca fiber can be easily dyed and has a feel similar to fine cashmere.  This highly desirable finished product offers a lifetime of wear, insulation and shape. 

The alpaca has been meticulously bred for thousands of years to yield a beautiful fleece while minimizing guard hair (the prickle component found in other fleece like wool). As a result, alpaca is lightweight and soft.  It can be easily worn by people that tend to be sensitive to other natural fibers. It is in especially high demand to those looking for absolute perfection in an all natural finished product.

 

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P. O. Box 371628
1162 Tamarind St.
Montara, CA 94037
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