Baby lamb alpaca and alpaca

Short distances from the alpaca to us.

Über 35 Jahren fuhren Herr Siebert und Herr Seehawer sen. nach Peru und fahndeten nach der schönsten Wolle und den fröhlichsten Alpakas. Mit Erfolg. Unsere Puno und die Fino begeistern nachhaltig. Vor allem auch durch den sehr guten Preis, der aufgrund der kurzen Wege zustande kommt – bei unglaublicher Qualität.

In South America, the alpaca is the most common llama species. The animals - and therefore the wool - come in 22 colors, from pure white to cinnamon to black. Alpaca yarn is known to be particularly warm (reportedly 5 times more than sheep's wool) and very comfortable to wear. The undyed yarns are often suitable for allergy sufferers. This is probably because alpaca wool does not contain lanolin.

Every two years, an animal gives three to four kilos of fine wool, obtained from the long soft hair. The animals are shorn. At the same time, the wool quality of semi-wild animals is even better than that of domestic animals. This has to do with the basic fact that the finest yarns come from where the animals have the most meager life. So also extreme weather conditions.

The alpaca comes from the Andes, Peru and Bolivia and lives at altitudes of up to 4,000 meters. And a particularly dreamlike quality is obtained from the first combing of the lambs - yarns completely without awn hairs, e.g. our Puno.