There’s something about wool that makes us want to snuggle up, maybe with a great book and a warm cup of tea. Ecuador is home to some of the best wool producers in the world. But not just any type of wool, alpaca wool. It comes from those cute, furry animals that resemble a camel, but from the Andes. They are raised at 11.000 feet above sea level and make the coziest yarn you’ll ever feel.
ONE OF NATURE’S GREATEST GIFTS
Alpaca fiber is considered one of the most rare and precious animal fibers available in the world. In ancient times alpacas were used to produce fertilizers, fuels, as well as a means of transportation. Nowadays, these beautiful animals are coveted for their luxurious fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, alpaca is two to three times stronger, warmer, lightweight and silky.
Ecuador has been the paradise of alpacas since ever. Alpacas are strong animals that easily withstand the harshest and most extreme climates of the Ecuadorian highlands, from burning hot to freezing cold. One alpaca can produce 2 to 5 kilograms of fiber per year. Ecuadorian breeders shear their animals annually, weigh the fleece and test them for fineness.
FREEDOM FOR YOUR SKIN
Did you know that most people who say they’re allergic to wool are not allergic to alpaca wool? The truth is that almost all people are allergic to waste particles produced by dust mites. Dust mites don’t like alpaca wool at all. They prefer a wet environment. Fortunately this premium fiber is naturally water-repellent.
The alpaca wool fabricated in Ecuador is one of nature’s most wonderful products and it’s essential for a comfortable, healthy organic wardrobe.
The alpaca wool fabricated in Ecuador is one of nature’s most wonderful products and it’s essential for a comfortable, healthy organic wardrobe. It is soft, hypoallergenic and also has amazing temperature controlling qualities which make it perfect for enduring the cold weather.
‘THE GOLD OF THE GODS’
During the Inca Empire, only royalty was allowed to wear garments made from alpaca fiber. The Incas gave religious and social importance to the textiles made from this wool. A piece of fabric or clothing was considered to be the most precious gift. They called the alpaca fiber ‘the Gold of the Gods’.
During the Inca Empire, only royalty was allowed to wear garments made from alpaca fiber.
Inga Alpaca takes pride in Ecuadorian heritage and offers 100% alpaca wool organic garments and comforters. These products are scrupulously cleaned and created without chemicals or animal cruelty. Furthermore, Inga Alpaca work hand in hand with indigenous communities of knitters to make sure they receive opportunities of growth. Now you can warm up the winter with a beautiful and ethical garment by Inga Alpaca.