A rare and exotic animal, alpacas are gaining popularity around the world. Their luxurious fleece is prized for its softness, strength and light weight.
They are also easy to raise, produce excellent fibre and make wonderful pets. If you are interested in learning more about them, Windy Hill Farm is hosting an event on September 29 and 30 to help spread the word about this interesting creature.
Alpaca duvet wool is an eco-friendly, luxury fibre that has a low carbon footprint. Compared to synthetic fibres, alpaca wool decomposes much faster and has a lower environmental impact.
It is hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, naturally water-repellent, and extremely durable. It is also extremely soft and comfortable to the touch.
It is made into a variety of products, from very simple and inexpensive garments sewed by indigenous communities to sophisticated and expensive items such as suits. In the United States, groups of smaller alpaca breeders have banded together to create ‘Fiber Cooperatives’ making it cheaper for consumers to buy these alpaca products NZ.
Alpaca knitwear is one of the most luxurious and precious fibers in the world. It’s soft as cashmere, warmer and lighter than wool, and has no lanolin which makes it hypoallergenic.
Alpaca wool is processed similar to sheep’s wool but it does not contain lanolin so there is no itchy feel to it and it dries quicker than merino or mohair. The fleece is sorted, dehaired, carded, spun, and woven or knitted into the final garments.
Alpaca wool and fur are woven into beautiful knitted items and hats, and made into luxurious blankets and rugs. Unlike sheep’s wool, which contains lanolin, alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic and naturally flame retardant.
The fiber is incredibly soft and silky, making it an excellent alternative to cashmere for luxury garments. It comes in a range of natural colors, including creamy white through fawn and lustrous black.
Alpaca rugs are a great way to bring comfort, warmth and luxury to your home. They are available in a wide range of colours and sizes.
This luxurious fibre is softer and warmer than sheep’s wool, silky to the touch and does not contain lanolin which makes it nearly hypoallergenic.
In New Zealand, there are over 26,000 alpacas on farms and lifestyle blocks. They are hardy, disease resistant and easy to look after.
Alpaca Rug Pads
Alpaca rug pads are woven using yarns made from the fleece of the alpaca, an Andean camelid that originated in South America. They’re a soft, breathable surface that feels great under foot and helps keep floors dry and clean.
The rugs are created from the fleeces of two main breeds: Huacaya and Suri. Huacayas have sheep-like fleeces that spin yarn for flatweave rugs, while Suri alpacas have lustrous, long, silky fleeces.
Alpaca fibre is the perfect fabric for a throw blanket or a sofa cushion. It’s soft and silky, breathable, and hypoallergenic.
We source the finest alpaca wool from farmers in South America, who hand-craft woven and fur throws using this naturally water repellent and insulating material. The fibre is also a good conductor of heat, making it warmer than wool and much more comfortable for your skin.
The perfect way to add luxury and warmth to your home is to drape one of our alpaca throws over your sofa, bed or chair. They are beautiful and incredibly soft, and come in a variety of sizes to suit different spaces and design aesthetics.
Our range includes baby alpaca throws, woven Suri and Huacaya rugs that are made from alpaca fur. All are hand-woven by artisan families in South America.
Alpaca Cushion Covers
Alpaca wool has a unique thermal properties that allow it to trap body heat and breath through in warm weather. This makes it ideal for use as a blanket or throw.
A great addition to any home, our beautiful Alpaca blankets are incredibly soft and warm. They are also easy to wash and dry quickly.
The use of natural materials is becoming more popular in the cushion covers market. This includes sustainable raw materials, such as organic cotton and wool, and relatively new fibres, like bamboo and hemp.
Alpaca Cushion Pads
Alpaca cushion pads are a great way to add a touch of luxury to your home. The natural fibres are breathable, warm and soft to touch. They also wick moisture away from the skin keeping your feet dry and odor free. This means your feet will be cosy and comfortable every time you wear them. They are ideal for boots or shoes & can be used with any insole.