The Silver Alpaca
Here at The Silver Alpaca we pride ourselves on giving our customers the best alpaca products on the market. By using soft and durable alpaca fibers to make our clothing line, we can bring luxury and low cost to our customers. The two words are not usually associated with one another, until now. All natural alpaca fibers give you a smooth, durable, baby like feel, creating an ultimate experience in comfort. We provide you with only the best so you can treat yourself to luxury and low costs. Take advantage of our low prices and comprehensive selection today. We also have a full line of silver jewelry products, which are truly unique gifts for yourself and others that will last the test of time.
What is an Alpaca?
An alpaca is a member of the camel (camelid) family, which is closely related to Llamas. Alpacas are small and docile animals that are primarily raised for their luxurious fiber. The alpacas fleece is harvested in a manner similar to that of sheep in the spring. Alpacas were raised for centuries in the South American Andes Mountains, and can be found in Peru, Chile, and Bolivia, and have gained increased popularity in North America.
Many people of different cultures have treasured alpaca fiber, otherwise known as the ?fiber of kings?. Its fineness has brought about its popularity among clothing makers of all kinds. The fiber is hollow which helps its insulation and crimp, giving it bulkiness in the yarn it creates. By being dense, it prevents the fiber from being packed to closely together, thus providing even more insulation. It is extremely soft on the skin and awesome to touch. The fiber is very durable and yet lightweight. Alpaca fiber comes in a variety of colors and can be used to make a variety of products. It is a hypoallergenic, natural fiber that can be used to create the most luxurious clothing products. You have the opportunity to have luxury products at lower costs. This is one of the many factors that make alpaca fibers so good for making clothing products.
Some different factors that influence fiber diameter are the alpacas age, sex, and level of nutrition. It is imperative that alpaca are raised in a healthy environment to increase fiber diameter. Exotic alpaca fiber is used for making many products and is gaining popularity worldwide. Alpaca fiber can be purchased a raw fleece or as roving and or yarn. Alpaca fleece is valuable because it combines so many positive, commercial attributes into one fiber. There are no negative characteristics to be found in the alpaca's fleece.?It is found naturally in 22 distinct colors, which can also be blended to produce an infinite array of natural colors.?Raised at high altitudes in freezing cold, the alpaca has developed more thermal capacity in its fiber than almost any other animal.?Alpaca produces beautiful yarns, either handspun or machine made. The long staple length makes it ideal for processing as either woolen or worsted yarns. Manufacturers also like to blend alpaca with cashmere, mohair, silk, cotton and wool.?The terms luxury and alpaca are becoming synonymous.