Alpaca & Yak Wool
Alpacas are closely related to llhamas. Their wool can be as soft as Cashmere and as durable as Pure Wool.
Harvesting Alpaca is labour intensive, making it as expensive as Cashmere. In Ancient Inca, it was reserved for royalty and known as ‘yarn of the gods’.
Alpaca is naturally hypo-allergenic making it great for people with allergies.
Alpaca wool is naturally warm and we add generous amounts to our Pure Wool yarn to help soften our chunky Winter Jumpers and Cardigans, giving them a lovely silky touch.
Yak wool is very similar to Alpaca, with longer hairs. We often use a blend of Yak Wool, Alpaca Wool and Pure Wool to keep our Winter knits soft, strong and cosy.
Adding Yak to our yarn gives our jumpers a lovely soft ‘hairy’ appearance.