"Super clean, extremely easy to use, it noodles on the animal! Compare this product to a wool and cashmere sweater, I would call this Alpaca Dubbing the cashmere sweater of dubbing."
The hair of the alpaca is called 'fleece' or 'fiber' rather than 'fur' or 'wool.' Alpaca fleece has 22 natural shades ranging from black, and white, from mahogany brown to light fawn and champagne, as well as several shades of gray. It blends well with other types of natural (and manmade) fibers.
Alpaca is one of the world's rarest natural fibers. Stronger, lighter, warmer and softer than wool, alpacas produce one of the world's finest and most luxurious fibres, known for its fineness, lustre, light weight, alpaca fiber is softer than cashmere or angora, warmer and lighter weight than wool and almost completely waterproof.
Microscopic examination of alpaca fiber reveals a unique structure. Unlike sheep's wool, alpaca fibers have a smooth shaft, a trait that reduces the prickly feel often associated with wool. The structure of each individual shaft contributes to the alpaca's soft feel. Whereas many natural fibers, such as sheep wool, the scales that form the shaft tend to curl away, alpaca fibers viewed under a microscope will reveal scales that lie parallel to the shaft. These qualities in alpaca create a fiber of unparalleled softness and quality.
Alpaca fiber key points:
- Softer than cashmere.
- Naturally lustrous.
- Stronger than wool.
- Naturally hypoallergenic.
- Water resistant.