Please wait while your cart data is being retrieved.

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

Being a shop owner myself, I know the value and necessity of good customer service. I placed two orders - one which needed to be expedited (yarn for a sweater which has to be made NOW), and the other for PJ's and slippers. I received the yarn order the day after I placed it, and the other order is being shipped in two separate packages because one of the items is out of stock (they took the initiative in shipping the second order in two packages). In both instances, I was kept up to date of the status of the orders in a very pleasant and professional manner. The customer service from Alpaca Direct is outstanding; they went above and beyond what they needed to do in order to help me. I will definitely be shopping with them time and again. In this day and age, it is sometimes difficult to find a company which really cares. Not only do they genuinely care, but I can learn some lessons on customer service from these lovely people. Thank you for getting me out of a bind and sending what I know will be sinfully delightful sleepwear!
Pam, California, January 21st, 2009
Read More...
Provide Us Feedback
Sign Up For Exclusive Email Only Specials
Contact Customer Service

If you have an issue that requires immediate attention, please email us or call us toll free at 1-888-306-0111.