A. Alpaca fiber is highly prized for it very soft feel (handle), its high
thermal properties, its durability and its variety of natural colors.
It is processed into high quality fashion garments such as suits, jackets,
skirts, and coats. Sweaters knitted from alpaca fleece are soft, light and
warm. Because of its natural warmth, it is also used as a continental quilt
filling. Coarser fiber can be used to make car seat covers.
The international market for alpaca product is enormous with demand always
You can join the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association's (AOBA) fiber co-op,
Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America (AFCNA). The co-op is made up of
shareholders that are alpaca breeders.
A few alpaca owners prefer to hand spin their fiber. Commercial prices depend
on quality with a premium paid for finer micron fiber. Sales to home spinners
can be considerably higher.