When we first discovered alpaca fiber, it was love at first sight. We had purchased an alpaca throw in Peru for our than one-year-old son and that began our infatuation with this magical fiber.
From its incredible softness and beautiful luster to its endless beneficial properties, alpaca products are truly unique and special. Immersing ourselves into the alpaca industry has been wonderful journey and we invite you to experience the magic!
One way companies keep their alpaca product prices down is to blend the relatively expensive alpaca fiber with other materials such as acrylic, polyester, and other lower priced fibers. This greatly compromises the qualities of pure alpaca such as its warmth and hypoallergenic nature. If you want to experience the magic of alpaca, make sure it’s 100% alpaca.
In recent years, there has been a major surge in public awareness of alpaca fiber, and its popularity continues to grow rapidly. Unfortunately, with its growth, there has been an influx of blended and fake alpaca products which has flooded the market. Thankfully, with a little info, it’s relatively easy to determine whether the product you’re purchasing is real.
Conscious and sustainably sourced in Peru, and made exclusively for Maloca. We are involved in every part of sourcing and manufacturing of these special pieces and ensure safe and healthy working conditions, fair wages, and excellent treatment of the animals that offer their wool for our use.