The British Alpaca Fashion Company represents alpaca breeders who have their own herd and who wish to utilise their alpaca fibre to produce a range of textiles for the international textile market using traditional techniques for textiles of the future.
The focus is on textiles that are organic, sustainable and made from natural fibres.
The Company will provide assistance to alpaca breeders and owners to:
Over the past 4 years we have invested in:
We have the expertise in husbandry which enables us to improve the quality of the fleece in alpacas. We are able to advise on the alpacas that are suitable for the creation of better quality fleece. The benchmark is the low micron count of cashmere and merino.
Having spent 2 years in the research and development of textiles from the alpaca we are now able to advise and assist in the production of different types of fabric for different markets and work with textile mills in the UK and Europe to supply the growing demand for luxury fibres.
We have identified excellent mills spinning yarn and for fabric production in Europe and can achieve good discounts for alpaca breeders who would like to make their own cloth.
The alpaca owners need not be concerned with making rovings, slivers, or yarn from the alpaca fibre provided. That cost is included in the meter cost of the yarn produced.
We have a design team for interiors and the fashion and/or suiting industry who can advise you on styles and colours. If finished products like jackets, suits etc are required we also have tailors who can do this work.
Basically, we take away the hassle of production from the alpaca breeder. The alpaca breeder only has to produce the alpaca fibre in a clean state for us to process. We take the view that there is no point producing wonderful alpaca fibre for simply winning ribbons at shows if the only purpose is to store it in a barn or sell it on the craft market.
Our aim is produce wonderful alpacas with luxurious fibre that can generate textiles that would match cashmere and merino on the international textile markets.
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British Alpaca Fashion Company