Sobre Pura Alpaka
Conocida por su increíble propiedad térmica y por su impresionante belleza y suavidad.
Las alpacas pertenecen a la familia de los Camélidos Sudamericanos.
Originales de los Andes donde viven en libertad,
cuidadas por campesinos en altitudes elevadas.
Por este motivo nuestra casa ha decidido utilizar estas lanas de alpaca del Perú, donde el animal vive de forma natural y libre.
Todas las principales casas de moda de todo el mundo usan la lana de alpaca para sus mejores productos; el 90% de la producción mundial de esta materia prima pertenece al Perú.
Por este motivo es muy rara la confección de prendas 100% de lana de alpaca. Nuestra casa, por su forma de trabajar y debido a su elaboración directa en el lugar de origen, podemos ofrecer a nuestros clientes un producto artesanal y exclusivo de pura alpaca 100%.
En colaboración con magníficos artesanos estamos realizando este gran proyecto que nos ayudará a enseñarle al mundo la innumerables maravillas que ofrece el Peru.
Es por eso que en Pura Alpaka nos distinguimos por trabajar con pequeños Artesanos del Peru, con esto queremos ayudar al desarrollo económico y social de pequeñas comunidades indigenas de nuestro Pais.
En Pura alpaka como amantes de los animales, nuestros productos son libres de crueldad anima, no trabajamos con grandes productores ni grandes empresas, somos una marca SOSTENIBLE.
Do you want to know the best alpaca fabrics?
Alpaca Fabrics Are Your Green Choice
By this point, you might have already figured out the most important consumer properties of alpaca .
To add a cherry on the tort (for some of you, however, this can be the factor of crucial importance), we have collected some facts that prove this sort of wool to be an environment-friendly choice:
- Let's start with the most obvious reason: alpaca wool is renewable, so there's no need in killing the animal. It's not a secret that the shearing process is not quite enjoyable for alpacas, but the truth is that they feel much better afterwards. Up to 7 kilos off, after all.
- Here's another fact: alpaca wool fibres are extremely durable, which means you won't need to replace the garment for many years.
- This one is connected with the hypoallergenic properties of this wool. As we've stated above, it is lanolin-free, which means no aggressive chemical detergents are applied for the wool processing.
- Living in the severe climatic conditions of the Andes, alpacas leave a tiny footprint
- Alpaca is simply a much, much more productive animal compared with those two mentioned above. Remember it takes three cashmere goats for one sweater? Well, don't forget to mix the numbers in case of alpaca: it takes one alpaca to create three sweaters! And those will be way softer and tenderer if compared with merino wool, while not much inferior in these matters to cashmere.
Alpaca wool is one of the most
Alpaca wool is one of the most exclusive and sought-after types of wool known to man. Rare and in high demand, this animal fiber comes in 22 natural colors, from black and brown to grey and ivory. It can be easily dyed or mixed with one another to get interesting color combinations for the most exquisite alpaca fabrics.
Also Alpaca fleece is silky soft to the touch and makes three times warmer fabrics compared to merino sheep's wool. Naturally waterproof and free of oil, it is hypoallergenic and is a real escape for those with sensitive skin.
The alpaca is a delicate animal from camel family. There are two well-known breeds - Suri and Huacaya, and their fleece is slightly different. Suri alpacas are covered with silky and lustrous long locks, while Huacayas appear full and soft.
Besides Alpaca fiber is unique in many ways, and we are far from the end of discovering all of its amazing features. Below are some characteristics that make this fleece so valuable:
- 100% natural
- Free of lanolin
- No pilling
- Dyes well
- Not prickly
Thin and airy wool is warm even in wet condition and effectively resists sun radiation. These features of alpaca wool let the animal survive in tough weather conditions with sharp changes in temperature.
An adult alpaca produces no more than 10 pounds of fiber per year, from 18 to 25 microns in diameter. The thinner the fiber, the more luxurious the fabric is, so the wool of the youngest alpacas is regarded as the most precious and used for the warmest clothing. Sheared off, the fiber is then spun into yarn and sold to weavers. Alpaca wool fabrics are used both for outerwear, like coats and jackets, and lighter apparel like pullovers, dresses and cardigans. You can also buy alpaca yarn and knit it into something soft and luxurious - a sweater, a scarf or a pair of mittens.
The Most Precious Colours
As for alpaca wool colours, their range varies heavily in nature: there are 22 of them. Those can be darker shades, such as dark blue, dark brown, black, brown, silver, or lighter ones, such as pink, grey, and white. The latter colour is the most popular and precious one, which is explained by the following reasons:
- Traditions. Historically, European alpaca breeders have been taking tireless efforts to create the white wool animal, while locals always equally favoured all shades of this wool. Eventually, the quality of white alpaca wool has become better.
- Dyeability. Unlike the rest, white wool can be given custom colours much easier.
Sometimes, Peruvian farm workers even have to manually select white fibres from the non-albino animal wool. Nevertheless, things are slightly changing these days, and alpaca breeders have already much improved the quality of the black species during the last decade .