Alpaca fibre is one of Peru's hidden treasures. It is softer, silkier, warmer, lighter and more durable than sheep wool.
Alpaca fur shafts have hollow sections evolved to insulate against the freezing cold and summer heat of the high Andes, accounting for the astounding thermal properties and lightness of alpaca clothing.
Lanolin found in sheep wool is the cause of skin irritation for may people.
Alpaca fibre contains no lanolin at all.