If you are looking for a winter scarf that will keep you cozy, last for years, and maintain its beauty over time, you cannot do better than an alpaca wool scarf. These scarves are beautiful, soft, strong, and extremely durable.
Alpaca wool is often compared to silk in terms of sheen. This lustrous, shiny quality makes alpaca wool unique. This is partly due to the structure of the fibers. This structure also helps the products made with alpaca wool to be resistant to stains, odors, and mold. This keeps your products in top condition for a lot of time.
While typical lambs wool only occurs in 6 colors naturally, alpacas naturally occur in over 20! This makes many options available without dyes or added coloration methods. If, dyes are not an issue for you, then there is an even greater variety of options available to you. The quality alpaca fibers are easily dyed and maintain their colors well over time. This means your product will continue to look beautiful for many years.
Many believe alpaca wool to be the strongest of all mammals hair/fur. Alpaca fibers are 1/3 the weight of lambs wool, but it is equally strong and warm. These aspects keep the fibers strong and long lasting. Alpaca wool is said to have been used to build bridges in the Peruvian Andes, if it is strong enough to span a crevasse, it is certainly doing to be able to withstand typical wear and tear.
Alpaca wool has been used for centuries, and over that time there have been some significant discoveries about it.
These aspects of alpaca wool make incredibly long lasting winter scarves!
As we discussed before, the structure of the fibers makes aplaca wool incredibly soft. This soft and shiny aspect of alpaca makes it a stunning material to work with, to wear, or decorate with. Because alpaca wool is lighter weight than other available options, it is less bulky and more breathable than other wool options.
The breathability and hollow structure of the fibers in alpaca wool also help you to maintain your body temperature regardless of the outside temperature. This means that in the winter you will be snug and warm, but in the summer you will not likely overheat. Quality alpaca fibers are moisture wicking, this helps you to feel more comfortable while wearing them because they keep your skin dry and warm.
Lacking lanolin has benefits - it makes alpaca wool material hypoallergenic. The structure of the wool makes products made from alpaca less irritating to the skin than lamb's wool. It's softness is often compared to cashmere. This makes these products ideal for anyone whose skin is typically bothered by wool or anyone with sensitive skin. Because alpaca has so many non-dyed color options, there are many choices for those allergic to dyes as well.