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ALPACA FIBER by Mind Map: ALPACA FIBER
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ALPACA FIBER

FACTS

The designer Armani has used Suri alpaca to fashion Men's and Women's suits

usually mixed with other fibers

younger alpacas wool is more expensive

GROOMING

easy to clean

does not lose shape

ironing in low temperature

do not trumble dry

hand wash

STRUCTURE

fine and light fleece

fiber lenght 20-30 cm

fiber has natural crimp

naturally elastic

PROPERTIES

not prickly

hypoallergenic

very glossy

it does not repel water

soft

luxurious

it is warmer than sheep's wool

24 natural colors

do not appear pilling

USES

making knitted and woven items

sweaters

socks

suits

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TYPES

Huacaya

which produce a dense, soft, crimpy sheep-like fiber

Suri

longer and silkier fibers

ABOUT ALPACAS

resembles a small llama

live in South America

domesticated thousands of years ago