In the Andean worldview, the alpaca is a symbol of abundance, hence its care is synonymous of prosperity and balance in the ecosystem. The alpaca is a camelid from the lama pacos family (llamas, guanacos, vicuñas). For more than 2,000 years it has been a faithful provider of sustenance and inspiration for its breeders.
Its resistant, shiny and silky fiber offers more than 20 natural tones ranging from soft cream to the most intense black, including elegant greys. Its thermal, biodegradable and hypoallergenic qualities place it in a privileged place among the most appreciated and noble fibers in the textile world.
Sociable by nature, the alpaca lives in semi-freedom at more than 2,500 meters of altitude and is happy in groups. Their free runs through the mountains represent the spirit of a group of people that live in harmony with its environment. There are two varieties: Huacayo (curly hair) and Suri (straight hair). Sheared every 18 months, the alpacas allow their breeders to preserve the ecosystem and maintain a sustainable agriculture. They feed exclusively on indigenous native grasses without uprooting them. In addition, the pads on their feet do not spoil the soil or the natural environment by damaging other plants. The alpaca is definitely a "green" and friendly change agent.