Our Alpaca Clothing For Kids

Our Alpaca Clothing For KidsHer at Alpaca Valley Farms, we sell all sorts of Alpaca clothing for kids and adults. Alpaca Clothing is warm, durable, and so soft that you won’t even believe it. This makes the material perfect for making clothing that children will love to wear.

Alpacas are social herd animals that have been raised in mountainous regions of South America for thousands of years. The wool that they produce is cheered once a year and then spun into yarn. That yard is turned into all sorts of products that you can find everywhere.

The fiber that Alpacas produce is five times warmer than wool but not itchy like those socks your mom made you wear in the winder! Statistically speaking, Alpaca fiber is the softest luxury fiber available. That means that is even softer than silk and cashmere.

What makes Alpaca clothing for kids so popular is that the clothing is naturally hypoallergenic. Alpacas do not produce lanolin, so they naturally do not contain allergens. With allergies at an all time high and on the rise, a warm type of clothing that does not itch or cause allergic reactions is great news.

We sell all sorts of Alpaca clothing for kids in our store below. We have socks, sweaters, shawls and a wide verity of other clothing items. Take a look around and make sure to keep us in mind for all of your Alpaca Clothing needs in the future.

More On Alpacas

More On AlpacasAlpacas are social herd animals, meaning that they need to be kept together in groups. They do not do well alone with no social interaction at all.

They are classified as prey animals in the scientific world, meaning that they are at the bottom of the food chain. While they have plenty of predators, they do not kill anything besides the grass they eat. While they do spit, their go to defense move is outrun whatever is chasing them.

Most of the Alpaca clothing for children that you will see sold is imported from Peru. They are the leading exporter of Alpaca fiber and products in the world. We do not provide enough Alpaca fiber in The United States to warrant a large scale production of Alpaca products. Most of what we do here is done with “mom and pop shops” in the cottage industry.

Larger conglomerates have had trouble producing Alpaca fiber on a large scale in The United States because they only produce one offspring a year. This makes it hard for someone to start producing on a large scale in a fast manner. Most fiber used for producing Alpaca clothing for kids comes from small owner operated farms.

This lack of supply and huge demand is the reason for the high prices that you will see. Since the fiber is mainly produced outside of The United Sates, you have to pay extra for the shipping, taxes, and fees to get it from South America to your closet.

Are You Looking For An Alpaca Shawl?

Are You Looking For An Alpaca Shawl?Alpaca Shawls are one of the new statements in the fashion world. An accessory that is made from all natural renewable materials is also guaranteed to gain in popularity in the coming years. An Alpaca Shawl can keep your neck warm while also make you look great in the process. Check out the shawls that we have for sale below.

Super Soft Baby Alpaca Wool Reversible Shawl

This luxurious reversible Alpaca shawl is sure to make you look like a movie star. It is made from 100% baby Alpaca fiber to ensure that they are as soft as possible. The silky smooth texture is made to last while ensuring that you are no bothering by itchiness while you wear it.

They are available in a few amazing colors and are stocked at Amazon so that you don’t have to wait for them to be imported. This particular piece measures at inches wide and 90 inches long.

Handmade Alpaca Shawl Wrap

This Alpaca Shawl is hand knitted to be 31 inches wide and 65 inches long without counting the fringes. They are designed to provide you with softness, luster, lightness, and durability at a great price. This is the perfect shawl if you are looking to splurge and spoil yourself for a change.

More About Alpacas

More about AlpacaAlpacas produce some of the softest fiber on the planet. The fiber they produce is softer than cashmere, yet it is warmer than wool. They have been raised for their fiber and meat in South America for thousands of years and The United States is just starting to catch on.

These animals are pack animals, meaning they are social and need to be kept with other Alpaca to stay happy. Traditionally, all of the females and castrated males would be kept in a large herd while the breeding males are kept in a different area out of site of the females. They are only brought in when they are needed to breed with another female.

Most of the fiber and product in The United States now is imported from Peru where the fiber is produced in massive quantities. We have no reached this level yet in the states because Alpaca only reproduce one baby a year, making it very difficult to scale a farm quickly.

The low supply and high demand brings extremely high prices to the market. Even the raw fiber is sold for a high premium, which makes the price of the finished product that much higher.

How Alpaca Clothing is Made

As you may or may not know, a super soft Alpaca shawl does not fall off the animal every day for the breeder to go collect. It is a tedious process to get from the hair on an Alpacas back to the product that you see sold in stores.

The first step in this process is to sheer the Alpaca once a year to collect all of the fiber. The fiber collected from different parts of the animal is rated differently, the back of the animal being the mail piece. A single Alpaca will produce $500 or more in fiber a year to be sold or used to produce goods.

Most breeders sell the fiber there and move on with their life, but other farms do produce their own goods. The next step for those farms, or the production mills, is to “skirt” the fiber to remove all debris or unwanted fiber. They lay it out on a table and remove and vegetable matter and check for quality.

Wash and dry

Once the fiber is clean and all close to the same length, they will gently wash and dry it. They must do this in a very precise manner so that they don’t felt the fiber and ruin the product. Once it is clean, they will let it dry on drying racks until all moisture is removed.

Picking

The next step is to “pick” the fiber so that it is not clumped together when they attempt to spin it. This is done either by hand or with a picking machine if large quantities. This process will prepare the fiber for the next step.

Carding

Before the fiber can be turned into a nice Alpaca Shawl it needs to be carded and then spun. Carding is the name of the process where the fiber is stretched and separated so that it is ready to be spun. The end result is a roll of material that can be fed into the spinner and turned into yarn

Spinning

This is the last step in the process of turning the fiber into an end product. The spinner will take the carded fiber and feed it slowly into the spinning wheel that turns the product into yarn. That yarn is then knitted into the end products that you see above.

Alpaca Socks That Will Keep You Warm

Alpaca Socks That Will Keep You WarmIf you are a fan of warm and comfortable socks, then you should be a fan of Alpaca socks. They are the perfect material for socks that are going to keep your feet warm while skiing or sitting at the bar in the lodge.

They Are As Soft As An Alpaca

These socks are made from Alpaca fiber, one of the softest materials on the planet. The material is often compared to wool, but it is not even comparable when it comes to softness. The younger the Alpaca, the softer the fiber produced will be in most cases. Some of the most successful Alpaca breeders have been able to breed Alpacas that produce baby quality fiber well into their teen years.

As Light As A Feather

Alpaca Fiber is warmer and more durable than wool, yet it is much lighter. This allows you Alpaca socks lo be lightweight so that you can wear them with just about any shoes. They are not the socks to buy if you are looking to stuff your shoe and wear a larger shoe size!

They Are Oder free

Unlike Wool and Other smelly materials, Alpaca fur does not contain lanolin. This means that it is naturally non-smelly and greasy. In fact, Alpacas don’t even attract flies like most other farm animals. The fiber can be shaved and spun without having to go through the hassle of cleaning like you do with wool.

It’s Even Hypoallergenic

Because the fiber does not contain lanolin, Alpaca socks are naturally hypoallergenic. You will not have to worry about allergies or itchiness when you are wearing this great product.


 Check out our Alpaca Sock store below. We also have listed reviews on our recommendations at the bottom of this page.



Extreme Alpaca Socks

These Alpaca wool socks feature the largest percentage of Alpaca out of any production Alpaca socks. They are 75% Alpaca with a blend of other materials to help keep shape and size. These socks are way more comfortable than the wool socks your mom used to make you wear, yet they are 5 times warmer.

Many companies have tried to imitate these extreme Alpaca socks, but not one can produce the same quality. These socks are worn by US troops in Afghanistan and by hikers all over the world.

Warrior Alpaca Socks – Men’s Argyle Baby Alpaca Socks

If you are looking for ultimate comfort, then you need these socks. They are made from baby Alpaca, or Alpaca fiber from the first sheering of the animal. This fiber is the softest it will ever be and still have the same warmth and durability as adult fiber.

This product is warm, comfortable, and so thin that you can wear them with any type of shoe imaginable. They are perfect for your everyday worker bee that likes to have warm feet!

Geometric Floral Patterned Crew Alpaca Socks Premium Quality – AndeanSun

If you are looking for a fashionable crew sock, then this is what you need. Made from 50% alpaca fiber, blended with other materials to maintain size and shape. These crew socks make it possible to where luxury socks at any occasion.

 More About Alpacas

Alpaca are herd animals that are native to the mountainous regions of South America. They have been bred and raised there for thousands of years for their fiber and meat. Here in The United States, we raise them primarily for the fiber that they produce.

That fiber is three to five times warmer than wool, depending on who you ask. It is also one of the softest materials on earth, being softer that cashmere. As if that was not good enough, the fiber is also extremely durable. So durable that they actually use it to make rugs as well as Alpaca wool socks and other items that need to be as soft as possible.

The Alpaca are social herd animals, meaning that they need to live in packs of at least a few to remain happy. Most of the products on the market are produce in Peru because there is not enough fiber production in The United States to mass produce the clothing that the market requires.

Stay Warm With Alpaca Sweaters

Stay warm with Alpaca SweatersAlpaca fiber is soft and durable, making it perfect for making just about any type of clothing you can imagine, including Alpaca sweaters. Anything that you have ever seen made out of wool, you should be able to find made from “alpaca wool”. Another great characteristic is that it is five times warmer than wool, yet much lighter.

If you are someone that does not wear sweaters because they are itchy and make you sneeze, Alpaca sweaters are the answer to all of your problems. Alpaca fiber is hypoallergenic, so you are not going to have any type of reaction to the material whatsoever.

Alpaca have been raised for their fiber in South America for thousands of years successfully. They are naturally shy animals that need to be kept in packs because they are very social. They are breed and raised is small farms across The United States and then sheered for the fiber once a year.

The fiber produced is extremely valuable because of its qualities and low supply. Alpaca only reproduce one new baby a year and twins are very rare. The genetic makeup of the animals also makes it hard to clone or genetically alter for better results. This keeps the corporate conglomerates out of the equation and leaves it for the small businesses.

I really like these Alpaca sweaters because they are made from Alpaca and display Alpaca on the sweater itself. They are soft, durable, warm, and very versatile. You won’t find very many other sweaters in the world that are ad comfortable as these alpaca sweaters.

This Alpaca cardigan can be purchased in a wide veriety of colors, both natural and unnatural. They are complete with a zipper and two pockets for extra storage. You can also find them in all sizes!

 

 

If you are looking to purchase some fashionable alpaca clothing but do not want to wear a full sweater, then an Alpaca vest is perfect for you. It will add some extra warmth without turning you into a sweatshop.

I really like the natural colors that they offer with small, medium, and large.

 

 

This blended Alpaca sweater is comfortable yet very fashionable at the same tile. The two-tone sweater is a great buy if you are looking for comfort without sacrificing style. It is available in a wide variety of sizes, so one is sure to fit you!

These hooded Alpaca sweaters are pretty amazing as well. They are knitted from 100% Alpaca wool and made to stay warm and comfortable for years to come. With several different natural colors and patterns to choose from, you can’t go wrong with this sweater.