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Baby Alpaca

The term "Baby Alpaca" refers to the grading of the fineness of the fiber. It’s the softest part of an adult Alpaca (usually the chest), not the age of the animal.

The versatility of alpaca fiber spans a wide range, with fineness ranging from a delicate 14 microns to a sturdy 35 microns or more. Baby Alpaca is the finest category of alpaca wool and measures approximately 14 to 23 microns in diameter. It is lighter in weight and warmer than merino wool but very breathable. We only use 100% baby alpaca in our beanies to make them feel soft and silky. 

1. Exceptional Appearance and Durability

The unique physical characteristics of baby alpaca fiber, including its diverse range of colors, structural qualities, and inherent resistance, enable the crafting of garments with an unmatched level of quality, shine, and graceful drape. These properties are challenging to replicate using alternative textile fibers. The inherent strength, density, and natural curvature of baby alpaca fiber contribute to the remarkable durability of baby alpaca garments, ensuring they stand up well to the rigors of everyday wear and tear.

2. Efficient Moisture Absorption

Thanks to the hygroscopic nature of alpaca fiber, baby alpaca garments readily absorb moisture from the surrounding environment. This means that in very humid climates, the discomfort of wearing a "damp garment" is minimized, enhancing comfort and wearability.

3. Incredibly Soft Texture

When viewed under a microscope, animal fibers resemble the scales of a palm tree. In comparison, the scales on wool fibers measure between 0.65 to 0.90 microns in height, whereas baby alpaca fiber's scales are less than 0.25 microns tall. These unique characteristics contribute to the exceptional softness and smoothness of baby alpaca fiber, setting it apart from other animal fibers and even cotton. In comparison to merino wool, alpaca fibers offer an extraordinarily soft touch, guaranteeing optimal comfort.

4. Lightweight and Breathable

Baby alpaca fibers possess a natural breathability and featherweight quality that promotes excellent airflow, ensuring you stay comfortably ventilated rather than feeling stifled. These fibers retain their lightweight feel while preserving their remarkable thermal benefits, making them suitable for every season. Additionally, owing to their natural antibacterial properties, baby alpaca gear can be reused multiple times before requiring a wash, adding convenience and sustainability to their use. Baby Alpaca has no lanolin, so it possesses hypoallergenic properties, naturally repels water, and exhibits flame resistance.