Alpaca fiber is an incredible natural material. It's lightweight, temperature- and moisture-regulating, flame-resistant, antimicrobial, and hypoallergenic. It's also not itchy — just silky soft to the touch.
Like all of the materials we use in our products — from our mattresses and blankets to our bedding and bed frames — our alpaca fiber is ethically sourced. This is in line with Avocado's broader environmental mission and commitment to social responsibility.
About 80 percent of the world’s alpaca live in the Peruvian Andes. We source the fiber for our Alpaca Wool Blankets from Pacomarca — a sustainable alpaca network in Peru that ensures traceability. Farmers closely monitor the effect they have on water and land to mitigate impact.
The 100% alpaca fiber we use in our Alpaca Wool Throws are naturally cleaned and dyed, without the use of harsh chemicals. In fact, because alpaca wool has a low grease content, fewer resources are needed to clean the fiber. Our plaid and ombre versions utilize “baby alpaca,” which refers to the finest, softest fabric on the animal (typically the chest), and not its age. Baby alpaca is a more sustainable luxury fiber than merino or cashmere.