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Have you ever looked at the label of your wool sweater and wondered what cashmere or alpaca wool are and what the difference between the two actually is? Well, the answer is simple but quite complex at the same time. The aim of this article is to inform you about the differences between alpaca wool and cashmere. Learn more about the origin of both and their impact on the environment.
First of all, you need to know that cashmere wool is actually made of goat hair and alpaca wool is actual wool (yes, we know, this is really basic but it is good to have the facts straight). It might be difficult to distinguish cashmere from alpaca at first because they both feel similar in terms of softness and the structure of the fabric but in fact, they are very different!
Today, llamas have a bigger reputation than alpacas and the two are quite commonly confused. But don’t worry, we have everything lined up to make sure you never mix these two up again!
Daniel Meeboer and Neal Willard founded Inkari in 2014. After years of travelling through Central & South America, setting up non-profit projects and organizations, they began to soak up more and more of the Peruvian culture. They met people of diverse cultural backgrounds, from all different social classes. Amongst these people, they met alpaca wool farmers and producers. Having felt alpaca wool first hand and seen the way in which the alpacas live on large free-range farms in the beautiful Andes, they felt determined to bring that luxury back with them to Europe.