Nature has been magnified with the alpaca and wool has equipped its features that make it unique. The secret of the alpaca fiber is its structure. This absorbs moisture and allows the skin to breathe making her feel cool in the summer and helping to conserve heat during the winter.
Alpaca fiber contains microscopic air pockets, which makes possible to create and lightweight articles of clothing with high thermal power, is unusually strong and tough. The force of it does not diminish with finesse, making it ideal for industrial process, is soft and delicate to the touch. Its cellular structure produces a soft touch unmatched by other specialty fibers.
People who wear alpaca appreciate its thermal and rugged fiber, considering that property is to be waterproof and flame retardant.
These and many other reasons make the alpaca in a tempting product, elegant and durable, that use produce that special feeling of being integrated with nature.
The characteristics of this precious fiber are the result of a long process of adaptation to the environment they inhabit South American camelids: the Andes, at 4,500 meters above sea level.
Temperatures are extreme and vary between 18 to 20 degrees Celsius at night, until about 15 to 20 degrees during the day. The intense solar radiation, rarefied atmosphere of the low oxygen content and the icy winds, are other difficult conditions in these places.
Due to this wild environment, Camelids have developed over hundreds of years, special protection: a thin and lightweight fleece that retains water, sunlight resistant. This allows to ensure a permanent and appropriate coat to combat extreme temperature changes
Elasticity and strength: Alpaca fiber and the vicuna have very good elasticity and resistance is 3 times stronger than any other natural fiber.
Hygroscopic property: The absorption of humidity is low allowing it to absorb humidity from 10% to 15%, not affecting their appearance. This fiber has microscopic air pockets that give this thermoregulation action, depending on ambient temperature and body temperature.
THERMAL PROPERTY: The fiber structure allows them to behave as an insulator, making it possible to use them in different climatic conditions. 7 times warmer than sheep's wool.
- ANTI FLAMMABLE: No combusted if it is not in direct contact with fire.
- Felting: The alpaca and vicuna are less likely to felting, if compared with the wool and other animal fibers.
- It is insensitive to Rays 'X' and cosmic rays.
- The Alpaca fiber is hollow, therefore it is very light.
- Does not produce fungus or bacteria.
SOFT (HAND): The structure of the alpaca and vicuna, make it very soft to touch, and can be compared with wool 3-4 microns finer.
VISUAL TEXTURE: Especially for coats (hair), the fabric has an excellent fall, appearance, natural shine and touch, remaining unchanged over time.
BREARHABILITY: Fiber allows the body to breathe, reducing odors, preventing cell decomposition of the dermis, thanks to this the constant washing of the clothes is not necessary if it is not dirty with fluids, only let air on a clothes hanger and releases all the absorbed body odor.
IT DOES NOT PRODUCE FRICTION: when doing extreme sports, does not irritate the joints.
FIBER DEVELOPMENT IN ALPACAS URANIA
We have a team that produces fibers between 14-27 microns. This has been achieved with strict genetic improvement of more than thirty years of practice and determination.
Advised and supervised by laboratories in the United States and Germany, who certify the genetic purity of the specimens and the fineness of the fiber, we have managed to match the finesse of vicuna wool (14-18 micron) with our alpacas, whose wool by physical and mechanical characteristics is known as "special textile fiber" which is used in the production of spacesuits, sports, therapeutic costumes for their thermal properties and their insensitivity to X-rays and cosmic rays, as well as its high resistance, flexibility and elasticity suitable for textile industry.
Alpaca offers a wide variety of natural colors in different ranges between brown, white ivory, natural black, champagne, copper, gray, etc. Which expand a palette of 29 different colors.
Our company has an eco-minded, so we care of our own forage production which is not involved with any chemicals to feed our alpacas. In the extraction and production of fiber, and the design remains the same need to leave minimum carbon footprint on our environment.
Clothing Care: They are suitable for a thin garment; Hand washing with warm or cold water with soap or shampo, tended drying or rack. You should never centrifugation as our garments are 100% natural alpaca fiber, this would shrink the garment, drying should be natural. It can be used steam ironing.