How Soft is Baby Alpaca02 Apr 2014, Posted by Cale Now in
Imagine this – you are walking down an amazing village street where the locals cater to tourists for their livelihood by making authentic trinkets and souvenirs, and knitting fabrics into various items…from baby outfits to sweaters and gloves. Everyone tells you how soft and pure his or her alpaca material is, since it is a prime feature of the region. After walking down the alley way of merchants we come to a private location where our tour guide seats us in a space where a young girl begins to describe the process of dying the material by using liquid that emerges from insects and other not-so-expected sources for spectrums of color. What emerges is the softest fabric you have ever felt made into a scarf. Along the way we found ourselves stopping to take a picture with an Alpaca whose hair (fiber) was lustrous, silky, and warm without lanolin, which makes it naturally hypoallergenic. Let’s just say everyone got something made from baby alpaca.