The Alpaca Barn Shop
… at AzSu Alpacas features handmade alpaca clothing and giftware which includes shawls, sweaters, scarves, hats, gloves, handbags and much more – all made from the beautiful fibre of our own alpacas, soft and luxurious. AzSu Alpacas is an environmentally aware farm. Alpacas themselves are extremely eco friendly which is why we call them our ECO-ALPACAS. When blending with the alpaca we use natural fibres such as: three shades of pima cotton, (the soil in which the pima cotton is grown high in the Andes naturally produces these shades), silk or tencel (which comes from the bark of trees) linen, bamboo and small amounts of merino.
The fibre does not require harsh chemicals to wash the fleece as they do not contain lanolin like sheep and indeed when hand spinning our yarns we spin first then hand wash after. In some cases we have even spun the yarn and knitted the garment before washing the item.