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Alpaca Fiber by Mike Safley

Posted by on Sep 27, 2009 in Alpaca Information | 0 comments

Alpaca Fiber from the Textile Point of View By Mike Safley Once alpaca fleece is in the bag, what is it worth? The textile manufacturer could not care less whether the fleece available for sale came from a prize winning stud or the herd’s ugly duckling. Understanding what qualities the buyer desires most is the key to getting maximum value from alpaca fiber production. All natural fiber falls into one of two categories, carpet or apparel. Carpet is coarse, apparel is fine. Apparel fiber is more scarce than carpet fiber and sells for considerably more money per unit of measurement on the...

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