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.