Benefits of Alpaca Fleece
Since 1997, our life here on the farm has always been alpacas and their beautiful fleece. Just by being able to look at the alpacas themselves you can notice how fluffy and thick one’s coat can get, especially in the winter season! Opening our own boutique on the farm was inevitable once we made the decision to really dig deep into the wonders of alpaca fiber and all the ways you can use it. So, let me tell you why alpaca fleece has now become so popular!
Alpaca fiber comes in a wide array of natural, undyed colors. I love seeing all the unique shades and color combinations produced by alpacas each year, but it can also be dyed as well for those looking for more brilliant and bright colors. Alpaca is one of the finest natural fibers in the world, it is warmer and lighter than sheep’s wool and just by simply grazing your hand against the fabric, you will immediately feel how soft and luxurious it feels against your skin…which is what makes wearing alpaca so special.
Alpaca fiber stands out against other animal fibers because it is known to be much lighter, so it is not weighing you down, and it is much warmer too. The overall comfort and insulating qualities of alpaca is just another bonus. Alpacas originate from Peru in high altitudes, so they developed a coat that keeps it warm in the frosty temperatures yet also keeping it cool under the blistering sun. So, you can imagine how impressive it can be when you are able to make that fleece into clothing! And no matter the season, you can find ways to appreciate alpaca fiber in all kinds of ways.
When wearing alpaca apparel, like a sweater or a poncho, you will notice that it is more water, wind, and stain resistant! Alpaca is also hypoallergenic which makes it the perfect product for those with sensitive skin. It is even eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and biodegradable. Birds absolutely love to “steal” loose alpaca fleece and make a nice cozy nest out of it. The Nesting Balls that we sell in our gift shops come filled with alpaca fleece produced right here from the animals on the farm. The birds go crazy over them during their nest building seasons!
Lastly, one of the most loved qualities of alpaca fiber is its strength and durability. I have had some of my alpaca sweaters and jackets for years and they look just the same as I bought them. The warmth, style, and comfort all while being practical, makes alpaca apparel so worth owning.
So, what do you say?! Want to give alpaca apparel a go? You will be able to see with your very own eyes and feel with your very own hands the benefits of alpaca fleece! You can shop with us at Majestic Meadows Alpacas & Boutique during the days we are open or even shop with us online at www.majesticmeadowsalpacas.com to see all the unique and fun items we have! It is never too late to find out just what you have been missing in your life…alpaca!