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Welcome buyers and exporters,as a part of bringing products with the best alpaca wool quality, here you will find a variety of alpaca sweaters and alpaca products for wholesale. In this store you will find all that you was looking for. Since the famous alpaca chullo to different kinds of alpaca clothing like the alpaca poncho. All of them carefully handmade.
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Alpaca Sweaters
High quality alpaca sweaters with details, several designs and sizes
Alpaca Chullos
Chullos in a variety of models: braid chullos, reversible chullos and more.
Alpaca Ponchos Bright and natural colors in these fine and modern alpaca ponchos for this season.
Alpaca Accessories
Wide range of gloves, mittens.
Alpaca Accessories
Wide range of accesories like purses, socks, belts, and shawls.
Alpaca Sweaters


 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about alpaca products
  1. Are the products you sell made in the USA?
  2. Are alpacas harmed to make these garments?
  3. Is baby alpaca from babies?
  4. Is alpaca wool durable?
  5. Will alpaca fade or bleed?
  6. SHIPPING: How long will it take to receive my order?
  7. Why Buy Alpaca?
  8. Does PurelyAlpaca support Fair Trade?
  9. CARE: How do I best care for my alpaca garment?
  10. Do you wholesale?
  • Are the products you sell made in the USA?
    No, we have a number of items from Peru.

    We purchase hand-spun/hand-dyed yarn, also, we produce children's clothes, baby booties, scarves, artwork, etc. with craft artists in Peru, South America.

    We purchase yarn and socks from Peru mills and may soon be purchasing raw alpaca fiber from Peru farms.

    As we are peruvian, our costs are the most competitive on the world.


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  • Are alpacas harmed to get these garments?
    No. They aren't, as with the lamb, we only use its fleece.

    There is an annual hair cut, they need it. After that the animals feel happy for that.

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  • Baby alpaca is only a term, which relates a finest fibers that went into that particular garment or product. There are several fineness grades of alpaca fiber. The grade of fineness is not necessarily related to the age of the animal from which the fleece came. Baby alpacas (called crias) typically do have very fine fleeces. As alpacas age, the fineness of their fiber tends to decrease. Through selective breeding, there are adult alpacas that continually produce fiber, which grades at baby or finer. As alpaca producers this is a quality that we strive to produce.



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  • Is alpaca wool durable?
    Yes. Alpaca is stronger than other fibers. It is resistant to pilling and will not shrink if proper care is given. Many people have had alpaca garments for years and years.


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  • Will alpaca fade or bleed?
    Not, alpaca fiber comes in 22 beautiful colors. They will be extremely resistant to fade or bleed, as it is the natural color of the fiber.

    Dyed garments will have some chance of bleed but since alpaca fiber takes dying better than most other fibers your garment, with proper care, should retain its beauty for many many years.

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  • SHIPPING: How long will it take to receive my order?
    We ship orders with SERPOST Mail which usually takes 10-15 days travel time. We offer Express Mail Service EMS. The extra cost depends upon the weight of the package but $20-30 extra is typical.

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  • Why Buy Alpaca?
    Alpaca is a relatively unknown specialty fiber which is extremely rare and of excellent quality. It is sought the world over for its luxurious characteristics and beautiful natural look.

    Alpaca fiber is stronger, lighter and more resilient than wool. Finer than cashmere and equal or superior in warmth to Gortex. And of course it is 100% natural and good for the environment. Unlike wool, harsh toxic chemicals are not needed to process alpaca as it contains no lanolin oils.

    Alpaca fiber comes NATURALLY in 22 different colors! It also dyes very well, hold its color and blends superbly with silk and other fibers.

    Alpaca is naturally hypoallergenic. It lacks the lanolin and other oils seen in other fleeces. Its fineness will be noticed as you don't feel the scratchiness felt with wool. Most people who are allergic to the itchiness or get a rash from wool will cherish being able to wear alpaca!

    Alpaca garments are strong and resilient. Expect to keep your quality garment for years if you take good simple care of it. Most alpaca fine garments DO NOT need to be dry-cleaned. A simple washing in baby shampoo will do just fine. We provide simple care instructions with orders. They are also listed elsewhere in this FAQ and can be found on the main menu on the website.

    Perhaps you, like many others can pass it down as a family heirloom. Alpaca garments dating back over 2000 years in Peru are still in good condition!

    Alpaca is the true standard of clothing luxury. Still relatively rare and expensive (from $3 to $6 an ounce for quality raw fleece), the products made from alpaca are a breed apart.

    Enjoy your alpaca garment and all it represents.

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  • Does AlpacaPoint support Fair Trade?
    Most assuredly! We only work with suppliers who operate in this manner. The majority of our suppliers have family in Peru and are very concerned about proper treatment of the local workers.

    We also shop directly in Peru and buy at fair prices from the local artisans there.


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  • CARE: How do I best care for my alpaca garment?
    Congratulations on your purchase of a fine alpaca product!

    You will find that with proper care, your valuable alpaca garment will become a personal favorite or perhaps even a family heirloom!

    Here are some tips, gleaned from experts, on the best ways to keep your fine alpaca garment clean and in good shape for many years...

    First, think of your alpaca sweater as fine yet strong hair, which is what it essentially is.

    Cleaning any natural animal fiber garment can be done in a washing machine, as long as there is no agitation at all, but we don't recommend it for anything larger than socks. Felting can occur in the spin cycle, every bit as easily as agitation. The finer the fibers, the less handling it can take before felting.

    Temperature changes between the wash and rinse water tends to be the most common cause of shrinkage. Make sure the water stays the same temperature. Lukewarm is best, about 100 to 105 degrees. Don't use extremely hot or cold water.

    Laundry soap and dishwashing liquid can be too harsh for some fibers. We recommend baby or other mild shampoo to our customers (skip the stuff with lots of fragrance or conditioners added - cheap stuff is just fine). After all, these products are designed for gently cleaning hair fibers, thus it's fabulous for alpaca garments.

    Swish your garment very, very gently in a (clean!) sink with the shampoo, let sit for just two or three minutes, and rinse in same temp water. Be sure to think in advance about how you'll get the same temperature water for washing and rinsing. Maybe a bucket transferred from the tub once the temperature is set. Try to handle the item as little as possible.

    Leave it in the sink for a few minutes for it to drain, gently squeeze just enough water out so you don't soak the floor when taking the garment out of the sink. Lay it out on a towel and GENTLY roll up in the towel. Don't squeeze or press hard- you only want to have the towel absorb more water. Leave it in the towel for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a dry towel and let air dry. Turn over and place on fresh, dry towel every few hours (drying time is highly controlled by room temperature and humidity). Another nice, simple and inexpensive drying method is to use a sweater dryer rack. These allow you to lay out the sweater and provide good air flow around the garment. They typically cost around $10 at Wal-Mart type stores or online (search for: sweater drying rack).

    Whatever you do, don't use Woolite! Even the "gentle" formula can be too harsh for some fine clothing.

    Structured coats, jackets, finely woven or intricately detailed garments should be dry-cleaned.

    Though not as susceptible as wool items, during the summer months, your alpaca garments should be stored away from possible moth infestation. We recommend using a sealed cedar chest, closed bag, or another moth protected environment.

    With proper care, your alpaca garment will give you many years of soft warm enjoyment and you too will have an alpaca heirloom!



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  • Do you wholesale?
    Yes. Alpacapoint offers a range of products for wholesale.


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