Alpacas are cousins of the llama. They are native to South America in the Andean mountains, mainly in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile. Modern alpacas are the result of over 6,000 years of domestic selective breeding.

During the Incan Empire, only royalty was allowed to wear alpaca garments.

Inga Alpaca, has more than 900 Huacaya breed alpacas (which produce a dense, soft, crimpy fiber) in the Andean mountains of Ecuador, on a beautiful mountain called El INGA (3100 meters above sea level). Alpacas live between 18-20 years; their mature height is 80-100 centimeters and weigh between 45 and 84 kilograms. Each alpaca produces 2 to 5 kilograms of fiber per year. Breeders shear their animals annually, weigh the fleece and test them for fineness. They are strong animals that will easily withstand the harshest and most extreme climates, be it 30 degrees centigrade, or freezing temperatures.

These free range alpacas are organically raised free of fertilizers and herbicides in a "stress free" environment. No dyes or bleaches have been used during the processing of the wool. We have total control over the manufacturing process.

Alpaca fleece is a light-weight, soft, durable, silky, high grade and luxurious natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool in that it is a natural fiber, alpaca is two to three times stronger and warmer. Alpaca Wool is soft, hypoallergenic and also has amazing temperature controlling capabilities. The hollow fiber in the Alpaca Wool or so called air pockets assist insulation giving it unusual thermal characteristics.

Alpaca fleece has no lanolin making it hypoallergenic, perfect for asthmatic people.