Alpaca is considered one of the world’s few luxury fibers due to its unique properties of softness, luster, lightness, durability, and warmth; no other animal fiber combines all of these properties. Alpacas are shorn once a year, that’s why it is a specialty fiber as less alpaca fiber is produced each year compared to other wools. Also known as "The Fiber of the Gods", Alpaca was used to make clothing for the Inca royalty.
Luxurious, versatile, natural and hypoallergenic, this natural fiber having unique thermal properties can be found in knitted and woven goods. That’s why Peru is one of the top shopping destinations in Latin America, with some of the finest and best-priced crafts anywhere. You can find most of this alpaca clothing in Cuzco
, which is sold at the tourist sites by local artisans.
But before you purchase Peruvian alpaca clothing, get to know the materials. Don’t be afraid to touch alpaca garments whenever you visit a fine shop, that’s how you will learn to identify the good materials by feel. Don’t forget real alpaca feels cold when you first touch it, fake ones doesn’t. And pay attention to the prices: Alpaca is a much softer but a weaker fiber than wool so it takes longer to weave or knit and will cost more than similar wool products especially if they are handmade.
However, searching for genuine and good quality alpaca products in markets and small stores is very time consuming. If you are busy, abroad or afraid of buying fake products, then save time by buying at Classic Alpaca, a Peruvian online alpaca store offering the best wholesale clothing. You will have some peace of mind that you are getting genuine quality products and that no animal is killed to collect its fleece or fur.
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