Suri ('SUR-ree') — very fine and lustrous fiber which grows parallel to the body in long, separate locks.
What is the difference between alpaca fiber and wool?
Alpaca fiber is softer than cashmere or angora, and warmer and lighter weight than wool, without the prickle-factor that some wool has. Since alpaca fleece has no lanolin, it is easier to process and is hypoallerginic.
Are alpacas environmentally friendly?
The alpaca's two-toed feet are soft pads protected on the top and sides by toe nails. Unlike hard hooves, they leave the terrain undamaged. And as they graze, they only nibble the top of the pasture grass rather than uprooting it. By rotating between two or three pastures, there is always a fresh supply of orchard grass.
Why alpaca fiber for insulation?
Because - An all-natural fiber insulation made from alpacas is a true go green product.
* Itch Free
* Use less utilities
* Stay warm in winter
* Cool in summer
* Fire Retardant - Alpaca fiber does not burn, it tends to put itself out when set on fire.
* Moisture Wicking - Alpaca fiber absorbs the moisture and will hold weight 8 times its weight before becoming soaked.
How is our Alpaca Insulation made?
We begin the process by purchasing alpaca fiber from various farms from Ohio as well as other states. We have made the pledge to be a Made In The USA company.
The fiber is then washed clean and treated for insects using an all natural product especially made to combat insects.
Using our very own special process the fiber is then made into flat folds or custom cuts.
Each flat fold is then wrapped in plastic for transportation to keep it clean. Because we place it in plastic, the fiber needs to breath therefore we place paper between the folds. The paper should be removed before installing work. Flat folds of Alpaca insulations will be in stock or we can make any custom made sizes.
In stock batts for the attics, we will custom make in any size.