It does not itch. On the contrary, it is soft and spongy.
It’s warm, silky, shiny and flexible.
Fireproof, very hard for it to burn. That’s a quality it shares with merino wool.
The alpaca is a camelid, from the llama family.
The highland plains of the Andes where alpaca herds are found is the perfect place for the manufacturing of quality fibers. The higher the altitude, the better the alpaca wool quality.
Age is another factor that influences the quality. The famous baby alpacafrom Peru comes from the first fleecing, shear or pruning on these animals once they reach adult age, having the best and softest wool. Alpacas are never killed in order to obtain the wool. On the contrary, they live freely in herds and are fleeced once a year, when the weather is the warmest. The most common color among alpaca herds is natural ecru color. However, there are many tones that vary among gray, brown and fawn color.
Spain is the home of the Merino sheep. Throughout the decades, Merino breed has located exclusively in Spain, where it is selected and its exploitation and production is managed.
During the last third of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th, Merino sheep leaves Spain to expand across the five continents.
Merino Wool. The wool is a fiber that goes together with the philosophy of today’s human being. It is sustainable. It is obtained naturally from the sheep without causing any damage to the animal. It is renewable. Every year, merino flocks are fleeced at the beginning of the summer when it is not cold. This ‘shear’ also keeps the animals clean. It is hypoallergenic, hygroscopic and has the ability to retain heat within the bodies it covers, even though what people value the most is how soft the wool is when touched.
Manufactured in Spain following crafting techniques.
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