knowing the fibres

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“The finest from the group”

The Vicuña is a wild animal that gracefully and delicately roams the Peruvian Andes which exceed the height of 3, 800 masl. Its cinnamon-hued tones blend in with the pastures protecting it from its predators. The worth of its fiber goes back to millenary times and was considered as a symbol of nobility in the Inca Empire, and could only be worked on by the “Virgins of the Sun”. Peru is inhabited by the largest population of vicuñas.

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“Equilibrium between fineness and resistance”

The Guanaco is recognized for the agility and ease with which it travels along steep paths, scurrying through the most rugged spots and hiding from its predators. The structure of its legs enables it to walk on vegetation without causing any damage or erosion. It climbs hills at great speeds and is a surprisingly excellent swimmer.

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“The fiber that conquered the world”

The Alpaca population in Peru represents approximately 80% of the worldwide population.

In both its varieties: the Huacaya and the Suri, alpacas are considered as extremely intelligent animals with an excellent memory. They have the ability to learn and repeat tasks, remembering them for the rest of their lives. They can actually get to recognize their name; quite impressive, isn´t it?

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“The most resistant”

The Llama fed, gave warmth and connected the most powerful empires of the new world. This dedicated animal contributed its work, meat and fiber towards the development of the ancient societies.

Llamas can get to recognize their owners; they are cautious and tame animals that currently offer benefits to the Andean inhabitants.

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“Perfect for cold nights”

Sheep wool has a natural wave to it, as well as scale patterns that ease the spinning. It is a thick fiber, which makes it very elastic, resistant and lasting as well as very recommendable to maintain body heat in low temperatures.
One of its most important properties is its elasticity; in other words, it returns to its natural state after being stretched within certain limits, which is why garments made from sheep´s wool are considered as very resistant.

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“A classic that never goes out of fashion”

Peruvian Pima cotton is one of the most desired in the world´s textile industry. We have the perfect geography to develop the seed that achieves a fiber 4 cm long and 3 or more microns thick. In natural tones, dyed or blended, it is considered one of the best existing cottons.

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“Soft elegance”

Silk is a natural fiber produced by the Bombyx Mori, “ silk worm”. This amazing fiber is capable of reflecting light at different angles, giving it a natural shine. It has a soft and smooth texture making it very pleasant to touch. Silk is one of the strongest natural fibers; however, its level of elasticity is moderate which is why it takes time to return to its natural shape.
Silk has been a synonym of elegance from millenary times up to the present, thanks to its soft luster and beautiful fall.