Noemi fell in love with Baby Alpaca over a decade ago, during a trip to the Andes Mountains of Peru.
Baby alpaca is an exceptionally fine, incredible soft, lightweight, durable, hypoallergenic fiber which comes from the adult alpaca. Alpaca are gently shorn by hand and only once a year during the warmer season.
The name might lead you to believe that “Baby alpaca” may come from new born, but baby alpaca is just a kind of grading of how fine the fibre is (21.5micron)
Baby Alpaca is up to seven times warmer than the common sheep’s wool because the single fiber works as a thermal insulation. This wool is cozy but also breathable for warmer weather due to the air pockets that are only found in alpaca fibers.
Baby Alpaca is naturally free of lanolin and other oils found in sheep’s wool, so it’s not itchy and it is far less likely to pill.
This fiber comes in range of more than twenty naturally gorgeous colors, from inky black to warm chestnuts and snowy white.
History tells that during the time of the Incas, baby alpaca yarn was valued more than gold.
To this day, baby alpaca is one of the rarest fibers on the planet. Loomed was created to bring this beautiful fiber and artisan techniques to light. To continue a tradition of artisan craft in one of the most exquisite ways possible, using this very special yarn.