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What is Alpaca Wool?

by Carlin Felder March 17, 2016

What is Alpaca Wool?

The Alpaca fiber is luxurious, soft and silky. Alpaca is warmer than sheep’s wool and isn't itchy or uncomfortable on the skin. And Alpaca doesn't contain lanolin which is an allergen source found in sheep's wool. Thus it is hypoallergenic and a good alternative to sheep's wool for people who have allergies.

"Alpacas have been bred in South America for thousands of years. Vicuñas were first domesticated and bred into alpacas by the ancient tribes of the Andean highlands of Peru, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. Also known as "The Fiber of the Gods", Alpaca was used to make clothing for royalty." See Wiki for more info!

Our Alpaca products are imported from artisans in Ecuador who source their Alpaca yarn from countries nearby in South America. Our products are handmade and not woven by machines. 

natural alpaca fiber, tan alpaca wool, beige alpaca blanket

The Alpaca fiber comes in a range of 22 or so natural colors with more than 300 shades from a true-blue black through browns-black, browns, fawns, white, silver-greys, and rose-greys. White Alpaca fibers can be dyed into an array of beautiful colors to achieve any look desired.

MAUCH studio has fallen in love with the look and feel of Alpaca. Our Alpaca blankets have a luxurious sheen that is eye-catching and makes you want to reach out and touch the blankets. 

Because of the lustrous feel of the Alpaca fiber, Alpaca is a perfectly soft & cozy material for our products. We are launching our brand with blankets, throws and scarves for now, but we will be bringing more Alpaca products to you soon.

We always carry our blankets when we travel because they roll up easily and fit into a carry on tote or bag. Nowadays with the airlines not offering blankets on cold flights, we love pulling out our blanket and cozying up in style!

We know that once you get yourself wrapped up in one of our Alpaca products, you'll be in love, too.



Carlin Felder
Carlin Felder