Baby alpaca fibre is incredibly soft and lightweight. It is known for providing super insulation due to the microscopic air pockets in the fibres, so it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The same air pockets make the fibres feel as light as air and yet the fibre is very strong, meaning it lasts longer than most other similar fibres like wool, cashmere and silk. It's more resistant to shrinking and won't mat or pill as easily. Alpaca fibre tends to drop over time as it doesn't have the elasticity that wool does which means the garments will often grow in length which can be quite useful and feels as if the garment is growing with you.
Peruvian baby alpaca fibre comes from animals that graze the Andes naturally as they have done for many generations and are managed by small holders at altitudes of 3000-5000m. At those heights food cannot be grown so alpaca farming provides an income to families living in these extreme conditions. Since the area is not cultivated or chemically fertilised or the animal's diet supplemented with feed, they graze on organic mountain pasture although Organic Certification is technically not possible in these conditions. The animals are sheared by hand once a year by skilful small holders.