Fleece Industry

Alpacas produce luxurious and valuable fleece  in a multitude of natural colours. The worldwide fibre market officially recognises  22 natural colours of alpaca (they produce more natural colors than any other fibre producing animal). 

Alpaca fleece is as soft as cashmere and warmer, lighter, and much stronger than sheep wool. 

A single alpaca produces enough fleece each year to create several soft warm sweaters for its owner's comfort. 

As a testimony to the quality of alpaca fleece, clothing made of alpaca fibre was once reserved for Incan royalty.  Now spinners and weavers around the world can now appreciate the luxurious fibres from the alpaca.

Be sure to read this fabulous article, titled "Secrets of the Alpaca Mummies" from Discover Magazine.