7 Reasons Why You Should Wear Alpaca
Need a new winter coat but unsure which one to choose. Let us help you choose the best option for you!
On one hand, you can go with a cheap coat that is more affordable but looks flimsy and unappealing. Or, choose a well-made and stylish option that is worth every penny!
Cheap coats and jackets tend to fall apart a lot quicker than high quality garments. The buttons are barely sewn on, the lining is low quality, and the winter chill always seems to break through the fabric. That’s why here at Cloud Nine we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality alacapa jackets and Coats that last.
Here are 7 Reason Why You Should Chose Cloud Nine Alcapa Clothing
1. Alpaca Wool Warmer Than Sheep Wool
Alpaca fleece is warmer than sheep's wool per gram of fiber. Alpaca fibers are completely hollow, whereas sheep’s wool only contains pockets of air. Much like polar bear fur, both fibers allow air to permeate the surface and become trapped inside for a warm wearing experience. Alpacas have an advantage over sheep wool because of the extra hollow space in the fiber. This additional space creates a greater thermal capacity and allows for more warm air to fill the textile and provide extra warmth over its sheep’s wool counterpart.
2. Alpaca Wool Is Hypoallergenic
Because alpaca wool is made of hollow fibers without sharp fish hooks, alpaca wool is hypoallergenic. Also, because it doesn’t have any lanolin (unlike sheep's wool), environmental allergens don’t stick to it or get processed into any of the products, ensuring that it will always be hypoallergenic, unlike Merino Wool which even after super washing maintains some lanolin, allowing it to pick up environmental allergens that rub against your skin all day and make you itchy.
3. Highest Quality Wool
- Alpaca comes in grades of fineness. This grading adds to the luxury and cost of alpaca items.
- Premium Baby Alpaca or Baby Royal (1% of alpaca harvested)
- Baby Alpaca (15% of alpaca harvested)
- Super Fine Alpaca (30% of alpaca harvested)
- Course Alpaca (50% of alpaca harvested)
4. Alpaca Fiber Is Highly Wearable:
- Soft like cashmere
- Higher comfort factor and very low “prickly” feel
- Hypoallergenic and free of lanolin
- Fire resistant
- Water resistant with a low absorption rate
- Dries quickly
- Naturally wicks water away from the skin
5. Alpaca Wool Is Very Durable:
- Higher tensile stretch
- Odor resistant
- UV resistant
- Resistant to abrasion
- Resistance to pilling
- Wrinkle resistant
- Low static
- Stain resistant
6. Alpaca Fiber Offers Superior Temperature Control:
- Significantly warmer than both sheep’s wool and cashmere
- Superior thermal regulation to maintain the optimal temperature in both cold and warm weather
- Lighter than cashmere or merino wool so it is perfect for layering
- Alpaca fiber is eco-friendly:
7. Alpaca Fiber Is Free Of Harsh Chemicals And Dyes
- The wool comes in lots of natural colors that include shades of white, beige, fawn, brown, rose gray, silver gray, and black
- Alpaca wool is biodegradable
- Alpacas have a very light foot, so they do not damage their pastures
- Alpacas lightly snack on foliage and they don’t uproot it
- Alpacas are very efficient eaters, so they use far less hay than other livestock animals
When you compare alpaca fiber to merino wool or cashmere, alpaca fiber will outperform both types of wool in virtually every criterion.