Natural Alpaca Wool – Green to the Core
VivaTerra sells an assortment of beautiful Peruvian Alpaca Wool throws. While the price is much higher than other cotton or synthetic throws, there is an inherent value when you purchase an Alpaca Throw.
Natural, Silky and Luxurious: Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It is light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.
Animal Friendly: Buying wool supports raising sheep for their fleece rather than food. Every year a new fleece grows on the sheep's back, and may be removed without harm to the animal.
Environmentally Sustainable: Using alpaca products supports local farmers throughout the world; especially those letting their alpaca graze on pesticide free pastures. Alpaca Wool is a sustainable resource. Most Peruvian Alpaca wool is produced organically or with low use of harmful chemicals. The processing of alpaca wool requires very little environmental impact compared to other natural fibers or man-made fibers.
Naturally Flame Resistant: Alpaca is naturally water-repellent and difficult to ignite which creates an inherent flame resistant characteristic of the final product made from Alpaca Wool.