Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It is light weight or heavy weight, depending on how it is spun. It is soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin which makes it hypoallergenic. Alpaca is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite. Huacaya, an alpaca that grows soft spongy fiber has natural crimp, thus making a naturally elastic yarn well-suited for knitting. Suri has far less crimp and thus is a better fit for woven goods. The designer Armani has used Suri alpaca to fashion Men's and Women's suits. Alpaca fleece is made into various products, from very simple and inexpensive garments made by the aboriginal communities to sophisticated, industrially made and expensive products such as suits.
The preparing, carding, spinning, weaving and finishing process of alpaca is very similar to the process used for wool.
At Alpaluxe we are proud to present the best quality of the Alpaca fleeces, the Baby Alpaca and the Luxurious
Royal Alpaca which counts for 1% of the total Alpaca wool production and comparable with the finest Cashmere. Among Alpaluxe’s Premium Collection are various woven Alpaca scarves and Shawls designs and textures.
There are two types of alpaca: Huacaya (which produce a dense, soft, crimpy sheep-like fiber), and the mop-like Suri (with silky pencil-like locks, resembling dread-locks but not actually matted fibers). Suris are prized for their longer and silkier fibers, and estimated to make up between 19-20% of the Alpaca population. Since its import into the United States, the number of Suri alpacas has grown substantially and become more color diverse. The Suri is thought to be rarer, possibly because it is less hardy in the harsh South American mountain climates, as its fleece offers less insulation against the cold.
A pair of Huacaya alpacas near an Inca burial site in Peru
AlpaLuxe is committed to continuing the ancient tradition of the finest weaving and knits from Peru, South America. AlpaLuxe’s collection of exceptional shawls, wraps, scarves and hats are a culmination of many years of experience in men’s and women’s fashion, since 1980.
AlpaLuxe exclusively carries Vicuna, Guanaco and Royal Alpaca. All three fibers are elegant while functional; hypoallergenic, non-irritating, naturally lustrous and silky soft.
Vicuña is the finest, softest and most exclusive natural fiber in the world, considerably finer, silkier and lighter than Cashmere or Angora. Guanaco’s soft fibers are finer than the best Cashmere and second only to Vicuna. Vicuna and Guanaco fleece is light, incredibly warm, and lustrous. Exquisite wooden boxes encase each rare Vicuna or Guanaco shawl, scarf or cape from AlpaLuxe. They also make a great gift as well as a prestigious corporate gift.
Royal Alpaca is the rarest, consisting of the very first and finest shear of the Baby Alpaca and represents just 1% of all the Alpaca Fiber produced in the world. Only the very top quality is carefully selected by AlpaLuxe. Fashionable and luxurious AlpaLuxe’s accessories enhance any garment. Each one is beautifully made, whether it is a Chullo, (Ear-flap Hat), an elegant Cape or a beautiful bolt of Vicuna fabric in the hands of a tailor.
Heavy snow cancels many many flights again across Europe From Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Florence, London and Paris' Charles de Gaulle airports dealing with delays, cancellations and closings. Stay warm and browse www.AlpaLuxe.com for our accessories. Vicuna, Guanaco, Alpaca layers will provide warmth and elegance.
Featured is the "Mano a Mano" Hand Loomed Scarf from Peru: 90 % Baby Alpaca and 10 % Silk. Great gift item for men and women. On our www.alpaluxe.com site.
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Featured here is the TUMI CHULLO (earflap hat) and the CLASSIC SCARF
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Our chullos are 80% Baby Alpaca and 20% Silk so they are extremely soft and light. Each one has a beautiful finish much like crochet or with lovely tassels. Great for skiiing and after ski wear or simply for city and fashion wear. This one featured is the "Tumi" chullo, you can find it on our web site at www.AlpaLuxe.com.
My favorite is the "Diamond" Handwoven Shawl, lightweight, great even for Florida air conditioning temperatures! Try the Dark Rose or Light Grey...Happy Holiday Gift Items !