Believe it or not – no one else in the world is just like you. Your physical appearance, your voice and personality traits – your habits, intelligence, personal tastes – all these make you one of a kind. With your uniqueness comes the challenge of getting everything in your own way. With weather staying chilly we all want to stay warm, and wool throws are one of the best choices to do that.
As you all probably know alpaca throws are made out of alpaca animal (which are bread in the mountains of Peru) wool. Being soft and smooth as well as very warm, alpaca throws are appreciated addition to every home.
Items made from alpaca wool fibers can retain heat and regulate the body temperature and therefore they are perfect companions in chilly winter weather.
Interesting fact is that the age of the animal does not determine the softness of the fur – both young and old animals provide alpaca wool that is suitable to make very soft products like alpaca throws, alpaca blankets, alpaca garment.
Alpaca throws and clothing are on high demand and popular for several reasons. The alpaca wool fibers are similar to ones of sheep but warmer and do not have poky fibers that make other wool fabrics itchy and not that comfortable to wear.
Alpaca wool products make a perfect choice for those who have skin and other allergies but still want to wear wool or use it at home. Sheep’s wool is full of lanolin and this makes it unsuitable for allergic people or those with sensitive skin to wear. Simple as it seems, this is still an important reason that contributes to popularity of alpaca throws, blankets, clothing and accessories.
Every autumn and winter, lots of people look for at least one or two additional layers to put on in order to keep warm and stay healthy. Very often a layer of those is made from wool – sheep wool. Unfortunately, it is apparent that most people have never heard of alpaca wool, angora wool or cashmere wool.
Alpaca animal resembles a llama and both originated in the southern Andes, areas that today are part of Peru and Bolivia. In later years alpacas have been most successfully exported to many other countries – e.g. the United States, Australia, and are now bred for their exquisite wool.
Alpaca is an animal of the camelid family which lives in the high altitudes of the South American Andes. They are gentle creatures appreciated for their ability to produce a superb, heavy fleece of fine, strong fiber that is considered one of the most luxurious in the world. Alpaca fleece is used to produce a variety of products and 100% alpaca throws are among the most popular. Alpaca wool lacks lanolin and this makes it hypoallergenic. And the presence of tiny air pockets in the fiber ensures not only lightness of the wool, but also its excellent insulation properties. All this results in quality alpaca throws that are unbelievably soft and ideal for keeping one nice and comfy when there’s a chill in the air!
Alpaca wool comes in a variety of colors – solid white, black and different shades of them as well as mixes of brown and grey in between.