Baby alpaca wool comes from the first shearing and is even softer than normal alpaca wool. It is very warm, warmer than sheep wool, it does not itch, it is strong and hypoallergenic. It is perfect for knitting baby clothes.
As it has such good properties, the clothes you knit with it will have a better quality than even cashmere and mohair. The garments last for many years due to the resistance of the fibre.
Why does alpaca wool does not produce allergies? Because it does not contain lanolin, so it is perfect for people who have very delicate skin. It also has a low water absorption, so it does not suffer from deformations.
Of course, like sheep’s wool, it is flame retardant, which means it is fire resistant.
How to block alpaca and silk wool?
In our experience, it is enough to stretch the garment and pin it down on a mat (or any surface that allows it), spray it with water and a few drops of your favourite essential oil or wool perfume using a spray bottle and soak it well and then wait until it is perfectly dry to remove it.
How to care for alpaca garments?
Put in water, leave to soak and apply neutral soap. Rub gently and rinse with new water.
To remove excess water, open a towel, put the garment on top and roll it up without tightening. DO NOT STRESS as you may deform the garment.
Dry in the shade (to keep the colours longer) and horizontally.
Sustainability: Beautiful wool…
…that take care of your health... Synthetic fibres do not allow the skin to breathe and make it irritate, and many of them are petroleum products that have been dyed with dyes containing heavy metals and other toxic substances. Natural fibres, however, allow the skin to ventilate while protecting against the cold and insulating against heat.
… and the environment… Alpaca, being a natural fibre, is made using more environmentally friendly techniques. It is also 100% biodegradable.
In addition, alpaca fibres from Peru, such as these, are fair trade fibres. This means that higher (fair) prices are offered to the producers so that they can produce under better conditions, the situation of the workers is also taken care of and the improvement of their conditions is sought.