Baby Alpaca, the material
Our Bolivian heritage is more than a story about a remarkable material it's a story of people in the Andes sharing their surroundings with the alpacas while earning a living for centuries.
Bolivian highlands have been home for alpacas since the Incas time. Alpacas were treasured by the ancient Inca civilization and their fine fleeces were reserved for Incan royalty.
Alpaca wool is soft, warm, and hypoallergenic, and because alpacas are “gentle grazers”, their impact on the land is light. Making them one of the most environmentally friendly natural fibers on the planet.
Alpaca wool also comes in many beautiful shades, so YAPA knits are either natural or made with non-toxic dyes. Alpaca wool is also a natural fiber, therefore is biodegradable.
Our knits are made of 100% pure “baby alpaca” wool the highest quality of alpaca fiber. This term refers to the grading of the fineness of the fiber. It’s the softest parts of an adult alpaca not the age of the animal.
100% Baby Alpaca knits Sustainably and Ethically made in Bolivia.