Alpaca fibre is classified as a luxury fibre comparable
to a high-end cashmere.
Inkanti uses exclusively pure baby alpaca wool for its women’s clothing line, because of its extraordinary softness and lightness.
This natural fibre fully represents the ethics and values we stand for:
The alpaca coat is already present in 22 splendid officially recognized natural colors, ranging from white to cream, brown, gray and black… But actually, if you include all the intermediate shades, there are more than 44 colours.
Alpaca wool is an exceptional product, suitable for sensitive skins such as those of children and the elderly or anyone who has very delicate skin. This is because it doesn’t contain lanolin, the main cause of irritation in wool. It also doesn’t capture or retain dust.
Alpaca is soft like cashmere, light and silky on the skin. The enchanting softness, due to the fineness and the particularly smooth microscopic structure of its fibre, makes baby alpaca garments delight to put on around you.
To produce Inkanti garments, our craftsmen work the alpaca fibre using ancestral techniques that respect the environment and the planet. It is a renewable and 100% biodegradable resource.
Baby alpaca wool is up to 7 times warmer than other widely used and highly breathable fibres. The fibre, hollow and full of microscopic air pockets, acts as a true thermal regulator, adapting perfectly to both cold and mild temperatures. The ability to maintain the right warmth makes it suitable for all seasons and all temperatures: an alpaca wool garment is indispensable in the wardrobe and for traveling.
Compared to sheep’s wool, alpaca wool is 3 times more resistant. It doesn’t absorb moisture and repels water very well. This means that if it rains or gets wet, its appearance, shape and quality will not be affected.
It doesn’t make felts or pilling, those small balls – pills – of fibre that are often produced as you use and clean of the garment.
The garments last for many years, do not break, do not deform or wear out with use, if properly treated.
Unlike other camelids or sheep, which can damage the local environment, the alpaca does not damage the land on which it grazes because its highly mobile upper lip allows it to graze the grass without damaging the roots and the pads that cover its hooves allow the animal to walk on the ground without damaging it.