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 preparation, 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: The fleece alpaca consists of antibacterial properties
If you are familiar with natural materials like sheep's wool, you might say, wait. But, at the same time, lanolin is the element that is mainly attributed to offering wools their anti-odor and antibacterial properties. Therefore, how would it become antibacterial when the alpaca wool lacks it? It is because alpaca fleece consists of another protein known as keratin. A couple of studies show materials that consist of keratin have antibacterial properties. But, it is vital to keep an extremely theoretical note.