Peru Alpaca wool attracts international buyers

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Peru Alpaca wool attracts international buyers

The rival of cashmere can be found in Peru and it’s attracting international buyers. Alpaca wool is described as “fibre of the gods” from the Incas. This is the finest and warmest wool in the world.

Peruvian designer, Jenny Duarte uses the vicuna and alpaca weaves because that Peruvian culture is inspiring.  “A thousand-year-old culture that can inspire us. It’s an enormous source of inspiration that designers can work with and reinterpret,” says Duarte.

Arequipa, Peru has five factories and it’s the second largest city and textile hub.  The factories house the two wools alpaca and the more expensive vicuna wool, which is the source of income for 50 thousand families in the region.

This year the wool business attracted 70 international buyers and the business is booming while exports have risen 60 percent.

Peru Alpaca wool attracts international buyers

Peru Alpaca wool attracts international buyers

The rival of cashmere can be found in Peru and it’s attracting international buyers. Alpaca wool is described as “fibre of the gods” from the Incas. This is the finest and warmest wool in the world