Alpaca is touted as the ‘new cashmere’. But what is alpaca?
The alpaca animal is a species of South American camelid, similar to and often confused with the llama. Smaller than the llama, the alpaca has been domesticated for thousands of years. Their fleece can be considered similar to sheep wool but it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin (natural oils from the animal). Therefore, alpaca is considered hypoallergenic. We offer finished textile products made with this fibre as an alternative to those customers who are allergic to or feel uncomfortable with wool. Many people comment on the alpaca’s soft silkiness. In addition, it is a very durable natural fibre. Alpaca yarn can be used for knitting or weaving. Thus, you may find in HNA’s range of alpaca textiles throws as well as scarves and other fashion accessories.
See for yourself how luxurious alpaca is and how many different ways you can use this textile.