With the scientific name Vicugna Pacos, the alpaca is a South American camelid that lives in the Peruvian Andes, mainly in the regions of Puno, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Ayacucho and Huancavelica.
It is worth mentioning that Peru is not only the world's leading producer of alpaca fiber, but is also home to more than 80% of the world's population of this camelid.
Alpaca fiber: main characteristics
One of the reasons why the fiber of this camelid stands out in the textile industry is because of its ability to be warm when temperatures drop and light when it is hot.
Another important benefit of buying garments made with this fiber is its durability, which allows you to know that you are buying a high-quality item. In addition, this fiber has a low moisture absorption level, good elasticity and is very soft to the touch.
Alpaca fiber is characterized by its eco-friendliness and offers a wide range of natural colors - approximately 23 shades - without the use of dyes.
About the company
Grupo Inka Moda is located in Cusco and has been exporting since 2012. Its main markets are the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, France and Chile.