Alpacas originate from South America and have been bred for their fleece for over 6000 years. Once to provide clothing for the rich, over time conditions for alpacas diminished and so did the quality of the fleece.
In the last 50 years or so, alpacas have emerged as a thriving industry once again. As a result of sophisticated breeding programmes and husbandry, alpacas provide a luxurious fiber which can be turned into textiles for a sustainable market.
The luscious softness of alpaca is making a comeback and is a choice for designers, and once again is fit for Royalty as Prince William’s wife Kate Middleton has modelled recently.
Fleeces from our prize winning alpacas are available to purchase, they are both fine and soft, perfect for spinners looking to produce quality hand made items. Please call for prices.
A small selection of hand spun yarn is often available, as well as goods knitted from our wonderful herd’s fleece. Please call for prices.