Alpaca fiber

A super fiber

More than a fiber Alpaca wool is recognized worldwide as one of the best natural fibers. A 100 percent alpaca garment is rare and extremely high-quality, It’s stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goose or new synthetic fabrics like Gortex.

As if all this weren’t enough, it’s hypoallergenic and has no lanoline. Most people who are sensitive to wool find that they can wear alpaca without the itching or irritation they feel from wool because alpaca fiber is smooth.

It’s almost indestructible, as we can see all those well-preserved garments from pre-Inca period dating back 2500 years. Just think how long your new alpaca sweater will last!

For travelers, clothing made from alpaca is desirable because it is wrinkle-resistant.

It comes in 22 natural colors and can be dyed any desired shade.


Andean camelids

Peru is home to almost 80% of the world population of Alpacas, a camel that was domesticated thousands of years ago. The image of the alpaca is tighly linked to Andean cultural practices. The ancient Peruvians considered alpacas a gift from the Pachamama, the Mother Earth. They used them for their survival, ate their meat, and covered themselves with their fiber to withstand the cold temperatures of the high areas of the Andes.

That same wool, worn by the builders and creators of that heritage we admire today and makes us feel so proud, is used in exclusive custom wool designs that will be in your hands after a strict process of supervision that guarantees its optimum quality.


To make the most of their wool, the alpacas have to undergo a shearing process, where all their hair is cut and separated. It’s an annual process that takes place between October and November, when temperatures are a little higher and the beginning of the rainy season produces fresh grass. Shearing is a fundamental process, the possibility of extracting fibers of different quality depends on this.

Andes Textiles Perú SAC
Av. Roosevelt 6442, Miraflores
Lima 15047

Phone (+511) 637-1627