Alpaca wool is unparalleled in its superior credentials across both quality and sustainability. Smooth and uniquely silky in texture it is softer than cashmere yet warmer and stronger than lambswool. The alpaca lives high in the South American Andes and has developed a fur with properties that are unmatched to protect against these harsh weather conditions. This means a wool that is not only insulating but also naturally water repellent, breathable and even hypoallergenic. The alpaca yarn we use is all sourced from individual farmers who rear small herds that are well cared for and sheared only once per year. They are sourced as part of a network that is both Fair Trade and WRAP certified, ensuring the wellbeing of animals, farmers and their environment.