Why Choose Wool and Alpaca Fibre?

Most often, clothing and outer wear are made with synthetic material. These materials are not biodegradable, oil based and they are a major contributor to build up in landfills and oceans, unable to break down quickly, if at all. To burn these materials produces great amounts of smoke and noxious fumes.

Wool and alpaca are both excellent, incredibly durable alternatives to synthetic materials. These natural fibres are biodegradable, breaking down quickly in soil or water and releasing nitrogen based nutrients. Sheep and alpacas grow their fibre back very quickly, and thus it’s a very renewable resource, as well.

Material made from these natural animal fibres are great for all temperatures, keeping a person cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. Its insulating and wicking properties are unheard of in synthetic materials. As well, being naturally stain resistant and easy to clean, these fibres are also flame resistant, meaning they won’t melt and drip or stick to your skin when in contact with high heat. When exposed to high heats, wool and alpaca fibre produce very little smoke, and much less toxic fumes than the alternative synthetics.

Some people may experience sensitivities to wool – this is due to the lanolin content, which some people may be allergic to. Alpacas don’t produce grease (lanolin) like sheep do and all of our alpaca yarns are next to skin soft, making it a great alternative if you’ve found yourself itchy due to wool.