This beautiful alpaca yarn comes directly from a mill in Arequipa, Peru that has been working directly with local alpaca farmers and creating quality alpaca yarn for almost 90 years. The mill uses fair trade principles to guide their material sourcing and employee practices, and are well known in the region as a contributor to the local community and economy.
Alpacas have been highly valued since pre-Incan times for the soft and warm fiber, and they grow exceptionally well in Peru. Alpaca yarn is hairier than wool typically is, as well as softer and denser. Happy weaving!