Among all animals producing fiber, the alpaca has the largest color spectrum: more than 200 shades are listed in the world however they are classified into 16 official colors.
The alpaca wool is called "alpaca fibre", it is not wool. It is a treasure of the ancient Inca civilization, where the fiber was considered as "the fiber of the gods" and reserved for royalty. It is a luxury product in the textile industry thanks to its unique qualities: the alpaca is similar to cashmere but softer. It is three times stronger than wool and twice as stronger than mohair (angora goat). Unlike sheep wool, the alpaca is hypoallergenic: it does not contain lanolin. The alpaca fiber releases moisture from the body and offers a thermal comfort seven times higher than wool.