Alpaca wool knee-highs for women
Alpacas are bred primarily for their wool, which has amazing properties. Alpaca wool is shiny, silky, elegant, and feels soft. Alpaca wool is 3 times stronger and 7 times warmer than wool from sheep. Alpaca fiber is incredibly soft to the touch, not prickly, bears no lanolin, and therefore – hypoallergenic. Alpacas come in a wide range of colors – 22 natural colors. The preparing, carding, spinning, and weaving of alpaca is very similar to the process used for wool from sheep. Alpacas are typically sheared once per year in the spring. Each animal produces from 2,2 to 4,5 kg of wool per shearing. The quality of wool is measured in microns. However, other properties also are taken into account, for example – the uniformity of wool. These properties affect on costs of wool products
Composition: 28% alpaca wool, 62% acrylic, 10% polyamide
An interesting fact about alpacas: Alpaca wool is resistant to flame and water
Alpaca fiber is flame-resistant and water-resistant, which is identical to wool. These qualities make the alpaca fiber lighter than wool but significantly warmer than cotton during humid and cold climates. They are considered the Class 1 fiber for getting used in clothes and various furnishings since they have passed the US Consumer Product Safety Commissions' rigorous testing specifications.