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SILKEBORGLuxury garments of one of the world’s finest fibers
Alpacas (Lama pacos) are one of the most beautiful and gracious species on Earth. It is a South American camelid related to the llamas, guanacos and vicuñas. The alpacas have been the treasure of the Andes for over 6000 years, where the Peruvian region currently houses the largest alpaca population in the world.
They live between 3500 and 5000 meters over sea level where temperatures can range between -20°C and 30°C (-4°F to 86°F), feeding on a low protein diet based on natural grasses.
The baby alpaca fiber, used in our products, is from one of the finest parts of the fleece. It has several outstanding properties: soft, light, durable and versatile. The alpaca fleece serves like a natural thermostat, keeping you in steady temperature. It is naturally hypo-allergenic (lanolin free), not itchy and does not retain water and is not flammable.
Sheared each spring, alpaca fleece has up to 22 natural colors ranging from white to various shades of gray, brown and black.
Alpaca weaving is part of the Peruvian’s inheritance. A traditional art since pre-Inca times. The outcome is the finest, durable, comfortable, lightweight piece of textiles, amazingly soft on the skin.
Silkeborg brings you this wonderful and historic fiber all the way from the highlands of the Peruvian Andes to your home.