The alpaca is part of the camelloid family, a descendant of the vicuna, living on the heights of the Andes. Unlike llamas, alpaca is bred exclusively for the production of the fiber, which differs in over 50 types of colors and shades. They live in the wild at heights ranging from 3500 meters. to 5000 mt. and are shorn once a year in spring. Considered a companion animal, very docile, it can sometimes be aggressive in defense.
The very shiny and silky fiber gives the production an element of warmth, it is characterized by being a fiber that does not contain lanolin, making it hypoallergenic and water repellent. Although the Alpaca fiber is very resistant, it is lighter and seven times warmer than sheep's wool, it stands out for its artisanal and ecological production.