Why Baby Alpaca is one of the best wools in the world?
Mahchi Alpaca was born in Peru, first country in the world in production of alpacas and vicuñas, and second in llamas, after Bolivia, reaching an annual production that exceeds four thousand and a half tons.
Textile industry considers Baby Alpaca fiber as a special fiber and the garments made with them are classified as luxury items.
According to data provided by the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, in 2019 Peru had 3.7 million alpacas (80% huacaya, 12% suri and 80% hybrids), representing 80% of the world population of this animal.
Andean zones, a sustainable ecosystem
Camelid raising is the main agricultural activity in the high Andean zones located above 4,000 meters above sea level (Puno, Arequipa, Cuzco, Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Apurímac), where about 86% of the animals are white alpacas. These ecosystems are vulnerable to the negative effects of climatic phenomena (frost, snowfall, hailstorms and drought). Likewise, alpaca offers us a great diversity of colors, allowing us to take advantage of more than 23 shades of natural colors in the garments without using dyes. It is an eco-friendly fiber.
Baby Alpaca wool
The alpaca is a very valuable animal and produces one of the most luxurious animal fibers in the world. Baby Alpaca wool is highly valued internationally, given the quality of its fibers.
The alpaca fiber is characterized by being soft, silky, shiny, durable, warm, resistant and luxurious to wear, and has a range of natural colors (23 natural colors and more than 65 intermediate shades)