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Alpaca vs. Cashmere

items alpaca Alpaca cashmere Cashmare why?
Thermal Insulation Excellent Moderate Alpaca fiber is very fine... between 16 and 30 microns, and has a unique hollow insulating core.
Fiber Strength Excellent Moderate Alpaca fiber is very strong resulting in more durable apparel.
Comfort Excellent Excellent Both fibers are very comfortable due to the low micron count.
Water Absorption Excellent Excellent Both fibers are water resistant as compared with other natural fibers.
Wear Resistance Excellent Moderate Cashmere is much more prone to 'pilling' due to its short length and delicate structure.
Wrinkle Resistance Excellent Moderate Alpaca is much more resistant making this material excellent for travel wear.
Stretch Resistance Excellent Poor Cashmere easily stretches and often 'clings' to you.
Source - Exclusivity Alpaca - Rare Goat - Common China mass produces over 67% of all cashmere products.  Most of our alpaca products are crafted by small artisan shops in Peru.

Happy Alpaca Direct customers say

When Alpaca Direct had a shortage of the item I ordered, it inevitably delayed my shipping because they were courteous enough to make sure I received a substituation that I wanted, versus sending the package without the item that what out of stock. They went out of their way to ensure my package was delivered by the time I needed it. It was an excellent customer service experience and I will certainly remember this when I order more fiber from them. Their prices are excellent, and their customer service is above par. Thank you to all the people who assisted me - you are a great team!
Tanya, December 28th, 2008
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